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Tarjimly connects volunteer translators with nonprofits

TARJIMLY connects volunteer translators with nonprofits

The free Tarjimly app connects nonprofits with bi-lingual volunteers to overcome language barriers. Tarjimly was founded in 2017 to improve the lives of refugees and …

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Facebook buys Zuckerberg a GET OUT OF JAIL card

Facebook buys Zuckerberg a $5 billion GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card

“A lawsuit accuses Facebook’s board of overpaying the Federal Trade Commission billions of dollars in exchange for not personally suing CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the 2018 …

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Canvas more people from any list with free Glide based apps

Canvas more people from any list with free Glide based apps

Canvas better with this free app built with Glide technology that already has thousands of users. Organizers can use the canvassing app to:- Contact any …

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Republicans offer abortion ban vigilantes ten thousand dollars

Texas abortion bounty: Follow the money funding the new law

Billionaires funding politicians and groups pushing for bounties to abortion vigilantes? Follow the money to to see how billionaires get to impose their values on …

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Michigan Republicans mismanage water supplies and push voter suppression

Racism on tap

Benton, Michigan shows what happens when the rich control power and deny others clean drinking water. Systemic racism and corporate donations to politicians pushing voter …

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We The Action connects volunteers with nonprofits that need their skills

WE THE ACTION connects volunteer lawyers with nonprofits

Lawyers have a unique ability to defend our nation’s values, protect our institutions, and help people facing some of their darkest moments. How do lawyers …

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How does big pharma keep drug prices so high? Follow the money.

How does big pharma keep drug prices so high? Follow the money.

Big pharma claims to serve public health, but spends billions on political lobbying and multimillion dollar executive salaries. Is corporate greed and political donations the …

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Facebook spreads COVID disinfo to boost its blood money profits.

Will there be a hospital bed available if you need it?

Ambulances wait for hours to get patients into overcrowded hospitals. Even the vaccinated are denied medical treatment because hospitals are filled with COVID patients – …

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Helping mothers released from jail get back on their feet

Service helps mothers released from jail using text bots to first survey their needs

How does a small group collect the information it needs to serve community members during a pandemic? A text bot to automatically conduct surveys. Life …

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Corporations misbehaving? See something, say something.

Unethical corporate behavior? See something, say something.

Corporation behaving unethically? See something, say something for love of country. Share tips with trusted journalists to investigate. Facebook routinely hides its activities and blocks …

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Use political cartoons to inform people about COVID dangers, Republican abortion ban and voter suppression

Humor gets your point across

How do you simplify complex issues? Increase the chances of your message being shared? Use a political cartoon. Cartoons are powerful. They get people’s attention …

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Hold Facebook accountable. Follow the money and connections to see how they get away with bad behavior.

Hold Facebook Accountable

Facebook spreads COVID disinformation, promotes violence; causes depression and meddles with elections. How does it get away with such disgusting corporate behavior ? Follow the …

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Teach better on Zoom with the BigStage Teleprompter

Train more people to spot misinformation with new Zoom based teaching app

Train more people to spot and counter misinformation with new Zoom based teaching apps. Disinformation is being used to manipulate people into behavior that could …

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Amazon's lethal COVID hypocrisy is putting lives in danger for the sake of profits.

Amazon’s lethal COVID hypocrisy

Amazon Leadership Principles declare “Leaders leave things better than how they found them.” At the same time Amazon sells books that cast doubt on COVID …

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Collect grievances and organize tenants to demand better by crowdsourcing their complaints.

Survey community concerns during COVID by crowdsourcing

Tenants face eviction and bad living conditions during COVID as some landlords exploit their plight. Organizers better serve and mobilize communities by crowdsourcing their grievances. …

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COVID vaccinations? Compare what politician say with cases in the area.

Dumb & dumber. Politicians fight for your right to catch COVID.

Over 650,000 people have died from COVID-19 in America. How do you explain politicians jeopardizing public safety to score political points? Judge for yourself. This …

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Republicans give the ultra rich more tax cuts

Billionaire moochers dodge taxes and rig the system

Why do Republicans block any efforts to have billionaires pay their fair share of taxes? What do billionaires do with the money they make from …

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Republicans gerrymander Ohio districts

Ohio Republican 2021 Redistricting Maps are Absurd. Take a Look.

“Ohio Republicans have proposed new district maps that give them a larger share of seats despite rules against partisan gerrymandering.” – Cleveland.com Understand the Republican …

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Use design thinking to improvise solutions for disaster response

Improvise solutions with design thinking

Floods and power blackouts in the middle of a pandemic. That’s Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Every disaster is unique and demands its …

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Scan this to get the Eviction Protection Declaration Form

Provide Eviction Protection and other forms while building contact lists automatically with MailBots

Millions of Americans could be left homeless after the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the eviction moratorium. How can tenants find the forms that might …

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See who they really work with a mind map like Carrie uses in Homeland

Who do they work for? Follow the money with a ‘mind map’.

Follow the money and a person’s connections to find their real motivation. “… Tax hikes will cause your life savings to collapse… plan could cause a record-setting …

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Climate change and political incompetence costs America trillions and lives.

Will a wildfire, hurricane or flood caused by climate change ruin your home?

A natural disaster reveals a politician’s priorities. Are they looking out for your interests or just their donors? It’s also a reminder on the importance …

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Texas abortion bounty: Mapping the CEOs funding the bill

CEOs funding the hostile takeover of women’s bodies

Who are the CEOs funding the Republicans stacking the courts? Denying women control over their own bodies? Encouraging vigilantism? Follow the money to see how …

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DeSantis plays politics with the lives of Florida schoolchildren and teachers.

Mapping the increased COVID risk to Florida school children from politics and where to get vaccinated

DeSantis Is Blocking Money From Two School Districts Over Mask Mandates, Defying A Judge’s Ruling “Despite a judge’s ruling on Friday declaring that the Florida …

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This is a tribute to the over 2,300 American brave service members died in Afghanistan and the thousands more were injured since President Bush first declared war in 2001.

Mapping the American sacrifice in Afghanistan

A tribute to the over 2,300 brave American service members who died in Afghanistan and the thousands more injured since President Bush first declared war …

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Conspiracies like COVID are contagious and can be fatal. Learn to spot conspiracy symptoms and how they're spread.

COVID conspiracy playbook revealed

Conspiracies like COVID are contagious and can be fatal. Learn to spot conspiracy symptoms and how they’re spread. Conspiracies manipulate people based on their desire …

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Voter suppression by eviction

A Supreme Court stacked with McConnell nominees overruled the CDC allowing landlords to evict thousands of families during a pandemic. Judicial activism now defines health …

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Use chatbots to help people find covid resources such as diaper banks

Community organizing with diaper banks

Community organizers help people solve problems such as not having a diaper for their baby. It’s a big need. Most child care facilities require parents …

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Fight Gerrymandering: Draw your own redistricting map

How to find your ‘Community Of Interest’ to draw a redistricting map

Make sure you’re fairly represented when political districts are redrawn in 2021. You only get this chance every ten years after the census is completed, …

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What’s in the new budget for you?

The new Democratic budget strengthens the public safety net, invests in working Americans and the environment. Universal preschool, paid family leave, federal support for child …

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Mike Pompeo hypocrisy on display as he denies his bungling in Afghanistan

Fight gaslighting. Replay what they said before.

Some people try to rewrite history by denying what they said. Keep them honest by replaying their own words. There’s an app for that. The …

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NAACP Atlanta mobilizes against Georgia voter suppression bills

Gerrymandering. Georgia style.

Georgia voter suppression includes gerrymandering and hostile takeovers of county election boards. NAACP Atlanta mobilizes resistance against racist voter suppression. NAACP makes it easier for …

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Infobots provide valuable information to community members such as details on nearby foodbanks and also build contact lists at the same time.

Infobots help the needy find food banks and clinics while building contact lists at the same time

The digital divide hurts the poor by making it harder for them to find the resources they desperately need. VoterPAC uses an innovative approach to …

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Women-led activism makes the biggest impact in low-income communities. She Leads, a program of the Power Coalition trains and supports women activists across Louisiana. Smart use of free apps helps them do more with few resources.

Women community organizers push for change in Louisiana

Black women organizers disrupt existing power structures to bring about change in their communities. An innovative program helps train and support them in Louisiana. The …

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Georgia voter suppression bill SB 202 opposed by NAACP Atlanta

NAACP Atlanta organizes against Georgia Republicans’ hostile State takeover of County election boards

NAACP Atlanta mobilizes Georgians to contact their Republican senators to demand they stop their hostile take over of Fulton county elections. Georgia Republican lawmakers are …

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Foods stamps increased to fight the real hunger games

The Real Hunger Games

The poor fight each other to entertain the rich in the Hunger Games. Poor Americans struggle to survive while the rich thrive on tax cuts …

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Worried about COVID care? Vote NO on the California Recall.

Worried about COVID? Vote NO on the California Recall.

“Republicans risk becoming face of delta surge as key GOP governors oppose anti-covid measures” (WaPo). Stop politics from infecting California’s science based COVID response. Healthcare …

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Black Voters Matter build power by organizing local events with partners to register more voters

Black Voters Matter: Think National, Act Local.

Black Voters Matter builds community power by understanding and supporting local infrastructure. It works with local partners to expand its outreach nationwide. How do you …

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Fair Districts fights gerrymandering in Ohio

Fair Districts Ohio fights gerrymandering

Public officials crush democracy by drawing legislative district maps to benefit their political party. Fair Districts Ohio organizes citizens to fight this gerrymandering.  Ohio voters …

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Use mailbots to fight voter suppression target the disabled, veterans and elderly voters.

MailBots fight voter suppression by helping the disabled and seniors find voting info

Making access to voting information harder disenfranchises the elderly, disabled, less educated and those with limited internet access. This Jim Crow-style voter suppression is especially …

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Masks protect children as COVID-19 Delta variant surges at schools

Love your kids? Check their school’s COVID situation.

Parents have to protect their children against both COVID and reckless politicians. New maps highlight areas where COVID cases are accelerating. Large amounts of data …

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Pandemic profiteers make money by spreading COVID disinformation

Pandemic profiteers

Who are the profiteers making money from COVID disinformation? How do Facebook and YouTube help the ‘Disinformation Dozen’? Who funds them? “The Anti-Vaxx Industry boasts over …

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Disinformation dozen spread COVID anti-vaxx disinfo while social media companies make money from selling ads next to their content

Disinfo kills

Why do people believe fatal lies? How is disinformation cooked up? Who profits from it? What can be done? How are people still falling for …

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Use relational organizing on social media to encourage people get vaccinated

Encouraging vaccinations with videos and relational organizing

Incentives help nudge people to get vaccinated. How can nonprofits with limited resources quickly get the word out about vaccination incentive programs before they expire? …

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Use a dynamic teleprompter that shows the right answer and graphic to a hard question

Answering hard questions in a Zoom meeting

Viewers catch any confusion in answering a question during an online briefing. Use a dynamic teleprompter, unless you’re a veteran press secretary, Traditionally newscasters and …

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CDC is being blocked from extending the eviction moratorium that will leave millions homeless. Follow the money.

Evicted? Thank these guys.

15 million people at the risk of eviction! Who’s pushing for evictions during a pandemic? How do they make money from it? Get political patronage? …

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Use the demographic and behavioral targeting tools that businesses uses to find customers to also locate unregistered voters

Wanted: Unregistered Voters

Use data analytics and behavioral targeting to find unregistered voters. It’s easier and cheaper than you think. VoterPAC aims to register, rally, and empower the …

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DeSantis bungle COVID response in Florida

COVID incompetence unmasked

“Florida has 6.5% of the U.S. population, but accounts for 20% of America’s new COVID infections. Its daily average is four times the national.” – …

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Fight Jim Crow digital voter suppression by providing volunteers with internet access

Ohio volunteers fight Jim Crow online voter suppression

“Check your voting status online”. Too bad if you don’t have internet access. You might just lose your right to vote. Meet Jim Crow online …

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Canvas better with demographic analysis of an area to make your volunteers more productive

Precision canvassing

Companies increase sales by picking store locations with demographic analysis. Use the same approach to decide where to canvas. Center for Common Ground (CCG) is …

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Stop Republican voter suppression bills that would deny disabled vets their right to vote

Let vets vote

New Republican voter suppression bills deny disabled vets their right to vote. How can politicians ask Americans to die for democracy, but then deny them …

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Infographics highlight Republican voter suppression schemes

Signs of voter suppression

Infographics help understand the dozens of Republican voter suppression schemes. The human brain is a lazy muscle. It skips things that require effort with too …

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Olympic gold medal for voter suppression

Olympic Gold Medal for voter suppression goes to …

If there were an Olympic contest for voter suppression, who would win? We have three contenders. The Republican Party creating new laws to deny Americans …

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A better way to find and canvas unregistered voters

A better way to find and canvas unregistered voters

Find potentially unregistered voters – faster, easier and with less money using better technology and new data sources. Registering every eligible voter is critical with …

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Private prisons, corporations exploit prison labor and donate to politicians who support their scheme

American prison labor camps

The $80 billion prison industry enriches the powerful while exploiting and disenfranchising the poor. Prisons can force inmates to work for little or no wage …

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Target invisible voters not in the voter file

Reaching the politically invisible voter

Millions of Americans entitled to vote aren’t in the Voter File. They’re invisible to most campaigns. Voter files collect voter registration information (which is a …

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COVID-19 and delta variant spreads as Republicans dispute science and block safety measures

Blood on their hands

COVID is an equal opportunity killer. It doesn’t care who you voted for, or even if you voted at all. Death isn’t a political issue. …

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Activists fight voter suppression with relational organizing

Indivisible Michigan fights Republican voter suppression with relational organizing

‘Michigan GOP plans “shocking” scheme to ram through voting restrictions’ – Salon “Republicans state legislators in Michigan have already introduced 39 bills that restrict citizens’ …

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Use external data sources to find unregistered voters

How the Florida Key Dems located eight thousand unregistered voters

“Seek and ye shall find” – Mathew 7:7 Philip Dodderidge is the Vice-Chair Florida Keys Democrats and searching for unregistered voters in the Florida Keys. …

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Add New Post Edit with Elementor Save draft Preview Publish Add title Why isn't cannabis legalized? Why isn't cannabis legalized? Check the political donations and corporate greed that exploits poor people of color through racist criminalization policies and voter suppression. America’s policy of marijuana prohibition has destroyed millions of lives, devastated countless communities.

Why isn’t cannabis legalized?

You can be arrested for possessing even a small amount of marijuana in many states. Imprisoned. Forced to work for slave labor and denied your …

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Fight rural hospital closures with Medicaid expansion

Fight rural hospital closures with Medicaid expansion

Republican led states reject Federal healthcare funding. Rural hospitals are closed denying poor, rural and communities or color the medical care they so desperately need. …

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Heatwave map burns Republicans denying climate change while being funded by fossil fuel firms.

Heat wave 2021 map ‘burns’ climate deniers

Heat waves kill Americans. Homes and businesses destroyed. Droughts ravage farms. But Republicans deny climate change and block common sense measures to fight it. What …

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Canvas better with free innovative app to fight voter suppression

Grassroots canvassing made free and simple

Grassroots groups canvas to register voters and fight voter suppression. “The GOP’s 2022 Strategy: Voter Suppression or Bust. After failing to suppress enough Black votes to …

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OxyContin blood money bought political influence and bent rules

OxyContin: Follow the blood money

“Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, under scrutiny for role in opioid crisis, are big political spenders. As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the …

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program: All you need to know

Slow or no internet? Measure and report internet access in your area to the FCC.

Over 160 million of Americans lack reliable or affordable high-speed internet. Black, Latinx, Native American and rural families suffer from this digital divide. The federal government …

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Capitol insurrection rioters top FBI's Most Wanted List

Capitol insurrectionists top FBI’s Most Wanted List, while Republicans deny it happened

As rioters from the Capitol Insurrection top the FBI’s most wanted list, Republican’s deny that the attack even took place. “On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, …

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Build opt in contact lists with affordable chatbots to bridge the data divide

Are you one the losing side of the DATA DIVIDE?

One side of the data divide has companies making money from personal data. The other side buys data from them. Which side are you on? …

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Republican voter suppression targets the disabled.

Republican voter suppression targets the visually disabled. Voicebots inform and mobilize them.

Republicans suppress disabled voters in order to kill the ACA. Republicans have tried to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over 70 times. Republicans aim …

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Speak truth to power but remember to first practice your lines

Speak truth to power, but first practice your lines.

There are few chances to speak truth to power. Make the most of them. Help your supporters make the most of their turn in the …

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Not In Our Team helps communities fight hate crimes and racism

Not In Our Town helps communities reduce hate crimes and racism

Hate crimes and racism are inflamed by political polarization and social media. Strong communities with traditional American values of inclusion and civil discourse counteract these …

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Empower your volunteers to help more voters in area without cell coverage by putting the data they need on their phonesby putting

Empower volunteers to help voters in areas without cell service by putting the data they need on their phones

A lack of internet access makes it harder for voters to register, request absentee ballots, see if they have been purged… Voting rights groups helping …

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Challenge the faulty FCC data that denies your broadband internet

Denied broadband internet? How to challenge the faulty FCC data that leaves you offline.

Bad FCC data denies broadband internet access to millions of Americans. “The pandemic forced many essential activities online: going to school, earning an income and …

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Juneteenth. Celebrate with community outreach, build power and assemble opt-in contact lists.

Juneteenth! Celebrate with community outreach and power building.

Celebrations are brief. Power building is for ever. How do you harness the excitement around Juneteenth, for community organizing and build long term power? How …

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How billionaires get richer by strangling democracy

How billionaires strangle democracy to get richer

There is something very wrong when billionaires do not pay taxes, deny their workers a living wage and use political donations to prevent people from …

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Find and remind people who have just moved to register to vote.

Find & remind recent movers to re-register to vote

Americans move regularly. Use tech innovation to find and remind those who’ve moved, to re-register to vote. “Around one-in-five U.S. adults say they either changed …

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Build opt-in contact lists & conduct surveys with free mobile coupon offers

Image credit: Jack In The Box mobile coupon offering Businesses use mobile coupons to attract customers and build opt-in contact lists. The same technique works …

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Use maps to engage, inform and mobilize supporters.

Maps are an activist’s best friend

Maps help activists and campaigns engage, inform and mobilize supporters. New apps make it easy. Maps are easy to understand and navigate. They’re intuitive and …

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Republican Governors slash unemployment benefits for 4 million Americans to sabotage the American Rescue Plan

Republicans slash unemployment benefits. Where will the suffering be worst?

Republican cruelty to the poor to please their corporate donors has no limits. Republican Governors play politics and slash unemployment benefits to sabotage the recovery …

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Lawyers, cartoonists and musicians fight to protect democracy

Lawyers, cartoonists and musicians fight for democracy with their special superpowers

From each according to his ability… In the fight to protect American democracy, different groups give as only they can. Here are three wonderful groups …

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Volunteers in Ohio show their support for fair redistricting with Fair Districts yard signs

Yard sign activism for fair redistricting

Ohio voters show their support for fair redistricting maps and opposition to gerrymandering with Fair District yard signs. Voters should choose their legislators – not …

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Opioid epidemic killed over 500,000 Americans. Who profited from it.

Opioid epidemic: Map the profits, political donations and deaths.

The opioid epidemic involves over 500,000 deaths and a $13 billion fortune. How much do you know about Purdue Pharma? The Sackler Family and their …

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Use WiFi spots to provide free internet access and build double opt-in contact lists.

Build double opt-in contact lists the smart way

When they go low by denying internet access to suppress voters, go high with free internet hotspots to help voters and build contact lists at …

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Texas’s new “heartbeat” measure ranks among the most extreme abortion bans in the US, blocking the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy – before many women and girls even know they’re pregnant. The bill, due to come into force in September, doesn’t include exceptions for rape or incest

How to make rapid response videos. Like for Voting ProChoice after the Texas abortion ban.

Texas governor signs extreme six-week abortion ban that bars abortion with no exception for rape or incest. “18-year-old Paxton Smith used her valedictorian address to protest Texas’s …

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Fight environmental racism destroying forests and causing pollution

Activists use new digital tactics to fight environmental racism

Forests destroyed to make wood pellets for corporate profits. Black communities devastated by the pollution and flooding it causes. That’s environmental racism. Community activists struggle …

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Mapping the Republican voter suppression scheme of stopping Souls To The Polls

Texas Republicans want to ban Souls To The Polls. Why? This StoryMap analyzes the facts to reveal where churches are located in key Texas counties. …

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Perform better on Zoom interviews with realtime invisible helpers through the BigStage Teleprompter

Zoom media interview? Perform better with realtime invisible helpers.

There’s little margin for error in a Zoom interview and performance anxiety just makes it worse. Fortunately there are ways to stay on message and …

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Fight the connectivity poll tax that blocks poor voters by canvassing in disconnected communities

Fight the connectivity poll tax that disenfranchises poor voters

Connectivity is a poll tax that stifles voters in Black, Brown, indigenous and rural communities who cannot afford to get online. “Poll taxes were essentially …

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Working Americans struggle with poor infrastructure. Invest tax payers' money in infrastructure rather than tax cuts for rich donors and corporations that don't pay any tax.

Public infrastructure or tax cuts? Check these maps for answers.

Republicans block investments in public infrastructure but give huge tax cuts to their rich donors. Working Americans struggle with poor infrastructure. Invest tax payers’ money …

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Personalize Whatsapp campaign messages and send them faster with TellThem.app

Campaigning with WhatsApp

WhatsApp has over 2.5 billion active users and has been downloaded five billion times. Over 100 billion WhatsApp messages are sent every day. Does your …

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Republicans cut voting by mail and drop boxes which help the disable vote. Denying veterans their right to vote will lead to cuts in their benefits and healthcare.

Republican voter suppression targets disabled vets for Memorial Day

Republicans are making it harder for disabled vets to vote – just in time for Memorial Day! Millions of veterans live in Texas, Florida, Georgia …

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Save time and money. Create your own fundraising, advocacy and campaign videos with just a laptop and the free Lumen5 app.

Make your own fundraising video for free

Fundraising videos is a chicken-and-egg challenge for grassroots groups. Can they afford to make a fundraising video? How much money will it raise? Will that …

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ALEC and the corporations subverting democracy for profits

Lost your right to vote? Thank ALEC.

ALEC drafts bills without regular democratic review and gets them passed into law by Republican legislatures. ALEC thrives on corporate donations. “Exposing ALEC: How Conservative-Backed …

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Leave no voter behind in the face of Republican voter suppression. Help them get the info they need to vote.

Leave no voter behind

The price of voting has gone up! Republican voter suppression schemes are making it more costly to vote. And soon it may only be the …

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Republicans oppose Anti-Hate Crime bill

Meet the Republicans voting against the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act fights the surge in crimes against Asians. Yet 63 Republicans voted against the bill. Which districts and what do they …

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Fight gerrymandering in redistricting by drawing your own community of interest map

Fight gerrymandering. Draw your own community of interest map for redistricting.

All votes are equal, but some are more equal than others. Especially if they are from rich, white Republicans. Gerrymandering is dark art of drawing …

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Republican coverup capitol riots: Cartoon edition

Capitol riot coverup: cartoon edition

“Trump demanded that Republicans in Congress oppose the creation of a bipartisan Commission to investigate the events of January 6.” – Popular Info 175 Republicans in Congress led …

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Latinos are expected to make up 13.3 percent of all eligible voters and widely use WhatsApp.

Use WhatsApp from your laptop to reach more Latino voters

“47% of Hispanic adults are on WhatsApp – over twice as much as the general public. Latinos are expected to make up 13.3 percent of …

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The death penalty is the direct descendant of slavery, lynching, and Jim Crow-segregation. Vote to ensure a criminal justice system that is fair for all Americans.

Cruel & unusual punishment: South Carolina’s racist executions

“New death penalty law makes inmates pick electric chair or firing squad in South Carolina.” – CBS Nineteen of the 37 inmates currently on the …

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Biden infrastructure plan repairs and improves bridges. It invests in America's future.

133 reasons to invest in American infrastructure

How much is an American life worth? How do politicians gladly pay for trillions in tax cuts for the rich, but won’t pay for safe …

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Use the onscreen BigStage Teleprompter to present better

Stick to your message. Use a teleprompter.

Chris Sosa is running for NY Democratic District 5 City Council. He has a vision to share and uses an on-screen teleprompter to stay on …

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Republican voter suppression bills put the health insurance for 32 million Americans at risk by calling COVID a pre-existing condition

Will COVID become a pre-existing condition used to deny health insurance?

Republicans have vowed to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Insurance companies could deny health insurance to over 32 million Americans by treating COVID as …

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Use relational organizing to fund raise and amplify your message on Facebook

Fundraise with relational organizing

Your best donors are people you already know. How do you tap a large number of your contacts for donations, but in a personal manner? …

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Liz Cheney on protecting American democracy, the constitution and the rule of law.

Liz Cheney’s speech on protecting democracy – in five languages

“We’re witnessing a daylight mugging of our democracy. Thank you, Liz Cheney, for doing something vitally important and clarifying — something that only a conservative …

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America Talks bridges the political divide through conversations between people who have different perspectives

Talking to bridge the political divide

America Talks provides a weekend of connection across the political divide during a time of deep division in America. America Talks is organized by a coalition of …

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Use precision mapping to find unregistered voters

Find unregistered voters with precision mapping

Fight voter suppression by leaving no eligible voter behind with easy-to-use precision mapping apps. Find areas likely to have unregistered voters with the same precision …

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Use GIFs on Instagram for online advocacy

Advocacy by Instagram. The First 100 Days.

Memes and GIFs shared on social media shape public opinion more than paid ads. They get more attention, have more credibility and cost a fraction …

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Mapping how corporation profits from spreading hate using public subsidies

Corporations profiting by spreading hate with public subsidies

“Carlson has the right to say whatever loathsome things he wishes. And Fox News can choose to broadcast those views on television. But Carlson and …

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Smart mapping helps locate unregistered voters

Looking for unregistered voters? Use SMART MAPPING.

Businesses pick the best location for stores with Smart Mapping. The same technology also works to find unregistered voters. Most maps just show locations on …

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For The People Act restores voting rights needed for common sense gun safety measures.

For The People and George Floyd Act featured in Editorial Cartoons

For The People Act protects voting rights needed for common sense gun safety measures and police reform. These editorial cartoons highlight the importance of passing the George …

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Make a bigger impact on Zoom with a backdrop and onscreen teleprompter

Make a bigger impact on Zoom with a good background and free on-screen teleprompter

Make a bigger impact on Zoom with a background to reinforce your message and a free teleprompter to stay on script. Have an important message …

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Politicians draw districts with only their voters. Draw community of interest maps to protect your freedom to vote for who you want.

Protect your voting power during redistricting. Draw Community Of Interest maps.

How redistricting draws boundaries often determines who gets elected. Redistricting can split a community leaving people without a representative who feels responsible for their concerns. …

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For The People Act campaign uses GIFs shared through volutneers

Volunteer driven social media campaign generates a billion impressions For The People Act

Campaigns shape public narratives by having volunteers share GIFs through peer-to-peer messages and social media posts. Why are GIFs so popular? How does a campaign …

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Republican bills bring back poll taxes as new expenses that poor voters have to pay before they can vote.

The return of poll taxes

Poll taxes prevented African Americans from voting till the 24th Amendment made the taxes illegal. New Republican bills bring back poll taxes disguised as new …

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Common sense gun measures reduce mass shootings

Mass shootings, NRA influence & Republican obstruction: editorial cartoons

“The country grappled with yet another bloody rampage in Indianapolis, only weeks after back-to-back mass shootings last month in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado” – NYT …

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Create your own fundraising video for free with just a laptop using Lumen5 and online DemLabs training in English or Spanish

Yes! You too can make a polished fundraising video for free, in hours with just a laptop.

Fundraising videos work. But it shouldn’t cost more to make a video, than the amount you are fundraising. Use the free Lumen5 app to create …

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Fatal police encounters cause the deaths of more Black Americans.

Fatal police encounters

“He said they pulled him over because he had air fresheners hanging from his rearview mirror,” said Ms. Wright whose son, Daunte Wright was killed …

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DC deserves statehood – to have its 712,000 voices and votes heard in Congress, to help shape the future of our nation, and to have a say on Supreme Court justices.

Map supports case for D.C. Statehood

D.C. Statehood would give 712,000 tax-paying Americans full equality and taxation with representation. DC has more residents, more than Vermont and Wyoming and comparable with …

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Corporate political donations, voter suppression and gun control: This week's top political cartoons

Corporate political donations, voter suppression and gun control: Top political cartoons

This week’s top Political Cartoons cover corporate political donations, gun violence legislation, and Jim Crow voter suppression bills. Enjoy the cartoons individually, as a GIF or as a video. Takeaway: …

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Corporate boycotts led to fair elections in South Africa

Lessons from how corporate boycotts led to fair elections in South Africa

A white minority clung to power by denying Blacks their right to vote till corporate boycotts led to fair elections. A white minority supported by …

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Invest in infrastructure to improve public safety and reduce accidents

Advocating for infrastructure investment? Show the local benefits with an interactive map.

Political decisions have real consequences. Investing in infrastructure that improves public safety should not be a political issue. How do you let the public know …

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Make it easier for people to understand voter suppression schemes with an infographic

Explaining voter suppression? Use an infographic.

Visual storytelling is fast, friendly and powerful. Use infographics to help more people understand vital issues – such as new schemes to make it harder …

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Direct viewers on Zoom to webpages you choose with Give Buttons

Fundraising on Zoom? Add a Give Button.

Make it easy for people on Zoom to follow your directions with Give Buttons. Keep it simple when requesting donations, asking for volunteers or have …

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Community organizers arrange free COVID vaccination clinics to help the underserved get vaccinated and get free internet access

Community organizers arrange free vaccination clinics and internet access in underserved areas

There is a stark disparity among races getting vaccinated: more than 60% of vaccinations have been going to White people, less than 9% to Hispanics …

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Georgia voter suppression, George Floyd's trial, matt Gaetz featured in this week's political cartoons

Georgia Voter Suppression – Illustrated Edition

We interrupt the regular blog for this special Illustrated Edition of Voter Suppression in Georgia. Enjoy as a GIF or Video. Now back to our …

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Lack of broadband internet access holds back many poor, rural and communities of color.

Cash cows block rural internet

Corporations love cash cows: businesses that generate them a steady stream of cash for no money. AT&T, Verizon and Comcast treat internet services as cash …

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Relational organizing on WhatApp mobilizes more Latinx voters

Mobilizing Latinx voters? Use relational organizing with WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is the favorite Latinx messaging app. It’s free and messages come from a known sender. WhatsApp campaigns cost less than SMS and is ideal …

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Activists mobilize supporters for HR1 by canvassing on FaceTime with the BigStage Teleprompter app

Canvassing for H.R. 1 over Facetime

How do you bring the personal appeal of in-person canvassing online? How can volunteers be more persuasive with a good script? Use FaceTime with an …

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How to encourage an anti-vaxxer to get vaccinated against COVID

Friends don’t let anti-vaxxer friends stay at risk. Conversation guide shows how to engage.

Friends don’t let friends stay at risk. How do you engage with an anti-vaxxer with so much COVID disinformation? Arguing with the facts against disinformation …

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Fight disinformation by refusing to advertise on websites set up to spread propaganda

Are you being tricked into funding the spread of disinformation? Check the GDI Index.

Groups spreading disinformation siphon funds meant for legitimate advertising. Ad networks like Google and Facebook are complicit and make money when they direct ads and …

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Republican suppress voting while ignoring the need for gun reform

Mass shooters, Jim Crow and racist Republicans: This week’s top political cartoons.

This week’s top Political Cartoons cover racist mass shooting, Republican voter suppression and obstruction with the filibuster. Enjoy the cartoons individually, as a GIF or as a video. DeepakDemLabs Voter …

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Republican obstruction has blocked common sense gun safety measures that could reduce mass shootings

Mass shootings surge while Republicans block common sense gun safety measures

Seven deadly mass shootings in a week! What will it take to pass common sense gun safety measures? Who is behind the obstruction that gets …

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NAACP Atlanta shows Black voters in Georgia, how they stand to gain from the American Rescue Plan with a StoryMap.

Black voters in Georgia recognize that voting has its rewards. Don’t let anyone snatch that away.

Sometimes the benefits of voting aren’t obvious. For Black voters in Georgia they are, courtesy a NAACP Atlanta StoryMap that shows how they gain from …

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Present better on Zoom with the BigStage Teleprompter

Zoom fundraising goes better with a teleprompter

Don’t take chances with important presentations. Use a teleprompter. Fundraising online is stressful. It helps to maintain eye contact with potential donors while making your …

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Provide free internet access to under-served communities is a very cost-effective way to build contact lists, provide reliable information and encourage people to register to vote and get vaccinated.

The ultimate voter registration machine

How can remote, under-served communities get reliable information? How can advocacy groups promote voter registration and COVID vaccinations? And build opt-in contact lists at the …

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Conduct surveys faster, for free with Google Forms and QR codes

Conducting a survey? Use this free solution to collect more responses in less time.

Conducting a survey doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, nor time-consuming. “How can we quickly survey a community of 1,000 families in 10 city blocks …

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Asian Americans face racial violence and voter suppression.

Racist killings and voter suppression bills: The week’s top political cartoons.

This week’s top Political Cartoons cover racial killings and Republican voter suppression bills. You can view the cartoons individually or as a GIF or a one minute …

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Republicans stoke racism and violence to cling to power aided by ad networks like Facebook and FOX that profit from selling ads next to content designed to divide Americans.

Racism has consequences

Eight people including six Asian women killed in racist shooting spree with a gun bought hours earlier. This isn’t a random event. Hate crimes against …

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How much will you get from the American Rescue Plan? Check this map.

Americans are feeling the benefits of public investment as they receive direct survival checks and tax credit expansions to keep food on the table and …

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Jim Crow lives here

Republican racists bills to suppress voting have been called “Jim Crow in a Suit”. We mapped where Jim Crow breeds, groups like ALEC supporting, companies …

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Paid fellowships bring innovation to grassroots groups

Students For Justice offers paid internships for college student to learn new apps and help nonprofits and advocacy groups apply them to make a bigger impact …

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Fact or fiction? Find out with Checkology.

Learn to separate fact from fiction. Use the free Checkology app to determine the credibility of what you’re reading. “Lack of news literacy is a …

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Jim Crow. Cat-In-The-Hat. COVID Stimulus Bill. The week’s top political cartoons.

‘Jim Crow in a suit and tie’: Outrage over Georgia’s new bills to restrict voting access. Bills would reduce weekend voting , end automatic registration, …

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Black Owned Media Matters

Media outlets serving immigrant and communities of color are under threat and deprived of resources needed to sustain their vital role. “Communities of color and …

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Think different to persuade more people

Polarized voters. People trapped in information bubbles. Corporations making billions spreading disinformation in order to sell more ads. How do you get heard when calling …

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Zoom event production made easy

Virtual events are harder to produce with remote presenters, short deadlines and slim budgets. The solution is an on-screen teleprompter that all presenters share and …

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Mapping the impact of Joe Manchin's cuts to the American Rescue Plan on West Virginia

How Senator Joe Manchin’s cuts to unemployment benefits will hurt his state of West Virginia

West Virginia is already the poorest state in the country. It’ll be even poorer because of Senator Manchin’s cuts to benefits in the American Rescue …

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Unemployment insurance. Domestic terrorism. Texas. The week’s top political cartoons.

Republicans gave billions in tax cuts to the wealthy but now vote against a living wage for workers. This week’s top Political Cartoons capture the …

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As Republicans introduce more voter restrictions it is important to expand free internet access to more potential voters so they can vote too

When they go low with more voting restrictions, we expand free internet access so no voter is left behind

As Republicans introduce new Jim Crow style voting restrictions, it’s vital to empower more eligible citizens to vote. Free internet access enables more people to …

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Contaminated water is a health hazard for many Black, Hispanic and Indigenous communities. And in a disaster like the Texas blackouts, this hazard quickly becomes even deadlier.

Why do poor Americans get bad water? What’s race got to do with it?

Contaminated water is a health hazard for many Black, Hispanic and Native American communities. It is even more fatal with disasters such as the recent …

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Republicans block a living wage for millions of Americans while giving billions in tax cuts to their wealthy donors. The demand to overturn the filibuster grows.

Minimum wage. Filibuster. Cult followers. This week’s top cartoons.

Republicans give billions in tax cuts to wealthy donors but use the filibuster to deny working Americans a living wage. They gerrymander and deny the …

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Money is the root of all evil. Especially in politics. Learn how to trace the money behind a politician's actions. Who is donating? What do they want in return?

How to FOLLOW THE MONEY driving politicians

Oil and gas built and enriched Texas, and with that its politicians, including those who became president. But none has reaped campaign contributions on the …

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For The People H.R. 1 bill fights voter suppression.

For The People. Mapping how H.R. 1 fights voter suppression.

“We the People deserve a responsive, accountable government that gives us all a stronger voice and puts our needs ahead of special interests. Congress must …

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Cruz and Abbott dodge their role in power outage that left Texans freezing

Bickering. Conspiracy theories. Beach time. This week’s top ten political cartoons.

The top ten Political Cartoons this week showcase Republican bickering, conspiracy theories and beach time. Check out these cartoons in two new formats: as a GIF on …

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Ted Cruz vacations in Cancun while Texans freeze with power outage.

Make videos the easy way. Free app includes hundreds of royalty-free video clips and soundtracks.

Videos get six times more traction on Facebook! Learn how to quickly and easily create videos for free with Lumen5. We created a 25 second …

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Fighting disinformation. Coordinate a rapid response with shared talking points.

Fighting disinfo? Coordinate a rapid response with shared talking points.

Disinfo requires a rapid, broad spread response. Get talking points to supporters for them to spread the truth and have their messages reinforce each other. …

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Study disinformation plays in order to defend against them such as how they are used to dodge questions with counter-accusations, use what-about-ism to justify terrible things and worse.

From Russian With Love: Disinformation Playbook

Study disinformation plays in order to defend against them such as how they are used to dodge questions with counter-accusations, use what-about-ism to justify terrible …

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You're busy. How do you stay abreast of innovations and best practices in political tech? Listen to experts in the Digital Politics Podcast.

Listen to the experts. Subscribe to the Digital Politics Podcast.

Learn about new approaches and best practices from experts in digital politics. Use the free Wakelet app to increase your online presence without any programming.

Impeachment Illustrated – McConnell Edition

“He’s guilty… but I’ll acquit him”. These Political Cartoons help understand Mitch.DeepakDemLabs Mitch McConnell acquits Trump (GIF) McConnell Acquits Trump (90 second Video) ACQUITTAL ON …

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Redistricting determines how fairly communities are represented.

How well do you understand redistricting? Take this quiz.

Many states allow public input to make sure district maps are drawn fairly. Check your understanding with this online quiz? “Redistricting affects whether the nation’s …

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No Profile In Courage. Impeachment trial. GOP. Republicans. Cowardice.

NO PROFILES IN COURAGE. This week’s top political cartoons.

The top ten Political Cartoons this week best capture the Republican hypocrisy and cowardice on display. John F. Kennedy described political bravery in his Pulitzer …

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Reach more people by adding captions and translations to your videos.

Reach more people. Caption and translate videos.

Increase the impact of your videos. Reach the one in five Americans who do not speak English and others who prefer to watch videos on …

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Reduce your digital footprint to cut your risk of being hacked.

Guard against hackers. Reduce your digital footprint.

Reduce the amount of public information that hackers can find about you online to disrupt your work, harass you and steal confidential information. What can …

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Stimulus checks can help alleviate the pain from hunger and COVID colliding

COVID and hunger collide. Mapping who gets stimulus payments.

Who will get COVID-19 stimulus checks? Some want to limit relief to those making less than $50,000. Who would suffer?

Republican Senators in Georgia propose bills to suppress the vote

Organizing resistance against Republican State Senators’ scheme to suppress Georgia voters

“Georgia Republicans have proposed a fresh round of measures to increase voter suppression and limit participation. Hiding under the guise of making sure “legal” votes count, Republican lawmakers want to …

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Redistricting gerrymanders districts and is used to suppress the vote.

Want to make your vote count? Learn how to draw redistricting maps.

All votes are equal. Some are just more equal than others. It all depends on how voting districts are drawn. And that’s how some politicians …

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The top ten political cartoons this week cover denial, stupidity and sleep.

Double-talk. Denial. Stupidity. This week’s best political cartoons.

This week’s top ten political cartoons lampoon Republican double-talk, denial and stupidity. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon” – Saul Alinsky “It is almost impossible …

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Handle tough questions on Zoom with an onscreen teleprompter where your assistant can help you with answers in real time

Answer tough questions on Zoom without breaking a sweat

You’re stumped by a question on Zoom. What do you do? Use an on-screen teleprompter so an assistant can help you with the answer. You …

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Free internet service liberates poor rural communities from COVID disinformation

How to win friends and influence people – with free internet service

Disinformation kills. It poisons minds with COVID conspiracy theories and distrust of health experts. It is worst in poor, rural communities where people do not …

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Activists take on the Prison Industrial Complex in Alabama

Activists Take On Prison Industrial Complex

“Regions Bank Of Alabama Turns Its Back On CoreCivic” Morgan Simon’s article in Forbes.com inspired us to explore how strategic activism works. How did community …

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Image influence our perception of issues and people. Over time solidifies into beliefs. So change starts with the images we use in our communications. Nappy is a free resource with free photos of Black and Brown.

Fight negative media stereotypes

Media stereotypes perpetuate racism. Let’s tackle diversity and representation one photo at a time. Images influence our perception of people and issues, which over time …

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Dossier on Republican Congresswoman from Georgia Marjorie Taylor Green.

The Greene Dossier

Some people are especially ‘interesting’. Keep info on them handy with a dossier. Wakelet is a free app that makes it easy to create and …

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Greed, Hypocrisy and Hope. The week in Political Cartoons.

Memory loss, impeachment & hope. This week’s best political cartoons.

Political cartoons explain things as they are with humor. This week’s top ten cover impeachment, political excuse making, Q-Anon and Game Stop.

Lack of internet access holds back many communities of color

Cause of death: Could not afford internet access.

Lack of internet access can be fatal. That’s partially why people of color are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than White Americans. Health …

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Fighting disinformation? Eighteen free weapons for your arsenal.

Fighting disinformation? Use all the tools in your arsenal. Here are eighteen of the best. Disinformation basics Disinformation attacks involve these tactics according to Harmony …

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Mapping the FOX News ecosystem to see how social pressure can be applied to curb incitements to violence and sedition.

Who’s getting rich dividing Americans?

Karl Marx would smile if he could see how American billionaires get richer from their platforms that incite people to attack their own government and …

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BigStage Teleprompter lets organizer package scripts and questions to ask in a free teleprompter app.

Prepare activists to demand fair redistricting in virtual Town Halls

Public hearings give activists an opportunity to push for fair voting district boundaries. How can activists be equipped with the facts to make their demands …

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Riots. Pardons. Change. Political cartoons capture this momentous week.

Riots. Pardons. Change. The week in political cartoons.

This momentous week as captured in Political Cartoons. These ten cartoons best cover the siege of the Capitol and political aftermath. DeepakDemLabs Thin Blue Line …

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NAACP Atlanta uses relational organizing to get out the vote in Georgia

NAACP Atlanta Gets-Out-The-Vote with relational organizing

Increased Black voter turnout was key to Senator Warnock and Ossoff’s victories in Georgia. NAACP Atlanta worked with a broad coalition of partners to increase …

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Who poisoned Jane? Digital story explaining the Flint Water Crisis.

Trying to reach more people? Use non-political headlines.

What gets read? What gets skipped? It all starts with the headline. How do you get your message read by more people across the political …

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Storytelling poisoned to spread disinformation

Stories poisoned to spread disinformation

Disinformation is the new battlefield. Why fight when you can manipulate your adversary into fighting itself? Beware of fairy tales poisoned with disinformation.

Political cartoons tell it as it is. Here are ten of the best.

Political Cartoons Say It Best

Political cartoons tell it as it is. Here are ten of the best.

For Our Children uses relational organizing and petition drives to build support for reusable face masks.

Activists use relational organizing to push for reusable COVID masks

For Our Kids Montréal taking community action, demanding a green and just recovery from the Quebec government – September 2020.

Corporate funding to groups supporting violence and sedition must stop.

Follow the corporate funding behind sedition and violence

“Millions of people had to be whipped into a frenzy over bogus charges of voter fraud and a critical mass of them had to be …

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Online services require many software building blocks. Savvy organizers should focus on the firms that provide the essential technologies they need, forcing them to develop their own software or finding a different vendor. Tech firms in turn rely on investors, employees and customers which give organizers fighting for democratic ideals several points to target with persuasion campaigns.

Fighting dark forces online? Focus on the tech vendors they need to spread hate.

Parler is being forced to change tech platforms after being ejected from Amazon AWS, Google Play Store and Apple App Store. How can tech firms …

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YouTube profits from streaming content promoting violence and attacking democratic institutions.

How YouTube makes money selling ads next to videos of the U.S. Capitol being attacked

Mobs attack the U.S. Capitol and threaten elected officials with death. YouTube profits from the violence, but do its advertisers know what they are paying …

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Mobilize public outrage against mob violence and sedition against the politicians behind it and their corporate donors.

Fed up of politicians inciting mob violence and sedition? Hold the companies funding their campaigns accountable.

Go to the root of a problem. Direct public outrage against the corporate donors supporting politicians inciting violence and sedition.

Our nation’s survival depends on the peaceful transfer of power and on the rule of law. Who are the politicians trying to subvert the will of the people and the companies supporting them.

Trumpland? Meet the Republicans and their corporate donors trying to overturn election results.

“Eleven Republican senators and senators-elect said that they would vote to reject President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory … to defy the unambiguous results of …

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When money buys freedom, it's the poor who die.

Pardon or execute? How wealth trumps justice.

The Republican Trump administration has pardoned dozens of wealthy supporters while rushing to execute poor people of color. We analyzed forty cases of pardons and …

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Streaming event aims to get out indigenous voters in Georgia for the Senate Runoff elections.

Managing a ZOOM event with several presenters? Use an on-screen teleprompter to keep things on track.

Make sure Zoom events go smoothly with the free BigStage Teleprompter to keep all your presenters to the script and on schedule.

Take photos of poll tape photos to help make sure every vote is counted

Make sure every vote is counted. Take photos of poll tapes at voting centers after the polls have closed.

Smartphone cameras are weapons against voter suppression. Take photos of poll tapes at voting centers after the polls have closed to help preserve election integrity.

Reclaim Our Vote and NAACP Atlanta provide Georgia Voters a chatbot powered service they can call or text to get county specific information.

Looking for your Georgia run-off voting location? Call, text or use this app.

This mobile app can be used from a phone, laptop or tablet computer to look up the phone number of a County Election official.

Citizens United has skewed political decisions towards wealthy donors.

Horse racing over COVID relief? Thank Mitch and Citizens United.

This cruel cycle involves the super-rich funding politicians who stack the courts to give more power to the rich and disenfranchise the poor. This leads …

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Politicians use redistricting to draw their districts to stay in power. Learn more to advocate for fair redistricting in 2021.

Redistricting: What to know now

Political districts are supposed to be revised to to reflect population changes but instead they’re being manipulated. Politicians in gerrymandered districts ignore their voters knowing …

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Campaigns use relational organizing to reach more people through their supporters' personal networks.

Relational organizing in action

Campaigns reach more people for less money with relational organizing. They ask supporters to text messages to their friends and post to their social media …

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Pass the COVID Relief bill

The activist’s guide to creating videos quickly, easily with free apps

Videos get three times as much exposure on social media than just words. Making videos has been slow, expensive and complicated – leaving it beyond …

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The poor die when justice is sold to the highest bidder. Judge for yourself who was pardoned and who was killed?

Pardon or execute?

The poor die when justice is sold to the highest bidder. Some stories require little description. This is one of them. How fairly is justice …

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Mark Hamill phonebanks against voter suppression.

Mark Hamill phone banks to fight voter suppression in Georgia

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App makes it easy to find early voting and drop box locations in Georgia

Voting early or using a drop box to vote in Georgia? Find your closest location with just two clicks.

You’re about to vote early. Where’s the closest location in your county? When is it open? How do you get there? Vote Georgia makes it …

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On-screen teleprompters make it easy to give polished Zoom presentations.

Stick to your script. Use an on-screen teleprompter.

Look ’em in the eye and deliver your message forcefully. It’s easier with an on-screen teleprompter. Keep your audience engaged with an on-screen teleprompter to …

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Affordable technology lets volunteers text voters with the information to help them vote.

We’re texting in the name of the Lord

The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but it’s pretty clear his flock at the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta are fired up. Volunteers in …

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See Say enables voters to report incidents of voter suppression from their phones.

See Something, Say Something. Georgia.

Voter suppression has evolved. The systems used to track and respond to it need to keep pace. How can voters be empowered to report incidents …

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Coordinated social media posts on Facebook and Twitter have a bigger impact.

Amplify your message with online volunteer flashmobs

Have supporters synchronize their Facebook posts and tweets to reach more people.

GOTV Concerts organizes virtual concerts to get out the vote.

GOTV Concerts organizes virtual concerts featuring Georgia musicians to get out the vote

Music concerts have moved online. Savvy political organizers are teaming with local artists to organize regional get out the vote events with BigStage and video …

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New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland explains the importance of the Native American vote in the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections.

Congresswomen Deb Haaland energizes Native Americans voters in Georgia from the BIG STAGE

“Very few of Georgia’s more than 100,000 voting-age Native Americans cast ballots in November. Even a small increase could make a difference in the Senate …

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YouTube profits from spreading disinformation

How YouTube spreads COVID Disinformation

290,000 Americans have already died from COVID-19, yet people protest wearing masks and are skeptical of vaccinations. How does disinformation manipulate people into risky behavior? …

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Voicebots can real low-income, rural voters with only landline phones for communication

Mobilize poor, rural voters without internet or cell coverage using VOICEBOTS

The lack of connectivity disenfranchises rural voters by making it harder for them to learn about candidates, register to vote, find details on voting locations …

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Textbots help mobilize young voters

How BLUE FUTURE uses textbots to mobilize young voters in Georgia

Young voters are a key voting group with many voting for the first time. Group with little time, money and staff can mobilize young voters …

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Poor, rural communities of color are held back by a lack of access to the internet.

Who profits from denying internet access to rural America?

Internet access during COVID-19 impacts everything Access to learning, healthcare, employment opportunities… Swipe the map to see how internet access influences your health & wealth.

How to deliver better ZOOM presentations

Zoom performance anxiety? Follow these expert tips.

It covers all the bases, from script writing, body language, and interactive technology like BigStage, to how to organize your screen and where to look …

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Georgia early voting locations

Voting in Georgia? Map of early voting locations.

Map of Georgia early voting locations This map is designed with information collected by Reclaim Our Vote and created with ArcGIS. It is freely available …

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Foreign interference and domestic politics use disinformation to divide, incite. and manipulate. It's cheap, effective and hard to counter. Learn how to spot it and inoculate others against it too.

Vaccinate against disinformation

Foreign interference and domestic politics use disinformation to divide, incite. and manipulate. It’s cheap, effective and hard to counter. Learn how to spot it and …

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Reclaim Our Vote and NAACP Atlanta will text over a million Georgia voters in December to get out the vote. Their innovative campaign provides voters details about their closest early voting location and cuts texting costs by 80% using a new solution based on TextPerCent and PDI.

Innovating to get-out-the-vote in Georgia

NAACP Atlanta and Reclaim Our Vote to text a million Georgia voters using Text Per Cent which slashes costs and also provides details on the …

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Disinformation is often just Bullshit (BS) designed to trick readers with impressive language, bogus logic and graphs.

How to spot BS being used to manipulate public opinion

“Instead of trying to combat each leak directly, we should teach the public to tell when they are being manipulated. Americans should be taught the …

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McConnell's scheme to tax without representation

Mitch’s scheme to tax without representation

McConnell aims to cling to power by creating an American underclass that pays taxes but cannot vote and gets no benefits. His scheme overturns the …

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How to spot a disinformation zombie

Disinformation is a cruel tactic to grab power by tricking people into voting against their self-interest and safety. Learn how it works and how to …

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Create online training quickly for free with new, easy to use apps.

Create online training with free, easy-to-use apps

How does a group with little money and few technical skills create online training courses? Free innovative new software!

Reach more people in less time with smarter canvassing route maps

How to design smart route plans for canvassing, campaigns and non-profits.

Design smart routing plans with ArcGIS to make the most of your resources and reach the most people with the least time, effort and money. …

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VoteRiders uses relational organizing to help Georgia voters with voter ID info

How relational organizing helps Georgia voters learn about acceptable forms of voter ID

Relational organizing uses volunteers’ existing relationships with friends. It’s cost effective and being used to inform Georgia voters about acceptable forms of Voter ID.

Fundraise through ZOOM events with BigStage

Fundraising through ZOOM events made easy

ZOOM makes it easy to connect, but how do you get supporters to take the next step and donate? How can they do this while …

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Map voter turnout and votes cast by Georgia county to hone your get-out-the-vote efforts

Map 2020 voter turnout and votes cast by Georgia county to hone your get-out-the-vote efforts

How to map voter turnout and votes cast by Georgia county to hone your get-out-the-vote efforts.

LittleSis tracks the political connections and lobbying of the ultra-rich and corporations

Little Sis tracks the political connections and lobbying of the ultra-rich and corporations

Who do the wealthiest Americans donate their money to? Where did White House officials work before they were appointed? Which lobbyists are married to politicians? …

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Savvy organizers are combining data from the U.S. Census and the Secretary of State with advanced mapping software for answers.

A map is worth 5,000 words to find unregistered Georgia voters

Which counties have the most unregistered voters? How does a county’s racial composition impact how many residents get to vote? Where should organizers focus to …

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Reclaim Our Vote volunteers in Georgia travel by RV to organize events with local community leaders to organize and mobilize black voters.

Hit the road to mobilize rural Black voters in Georgia

The most critical Georgia voters are the hardest to reach and mobilize because of lack of internet and transportation. Help mobilize them with Reclaim our …

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Map shows the voting machines used by precinct and congressional district.

What kind of voting machine processed your ballot?

Different types of voting machines are dispersed through out the country, see what type of voting machine was used in your county or congressional district …

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Photograph poll tapes

Keep ’em honest. Photograph publicly displayed poll tapes of the vote count.

Photograph poll tapes at polling places on election night and check the vote totals against the official vote totals to catch any errors.

Voters become citizen reporters with SeeSay2020 to spotlight incidents of voter suppression making it easier for voting right advocates and the media to react quickly.

How The Lincoln Project converts voters into citizen reporters

Voters become citizen reporters with SeeSay2020 to spotlight incidents of voter suppression making it easier for voting right advocates and the media to react quickly.

Federal law prohibits voter intimidation. The right of each voter to cast his or her ballot free from intimidation or coercion is the foundation of a free and democratic society. Federal law also provides for civil lawsuits based on voter intimidation.

Don’t even think about intimidating voters. State laws and penalties.

Federal law prohibits voter intimidation. The right of each voter to cast his or her ballot free from intimidation or coercion is the foundation of …

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Trust but verify. Take photos of poll tapes on election night to check the accuracy of results announced.

Trust but verify. Take photos of poll tapes to make sure vote counts add up correctly.

Photograph poll tapes at the polling place on election night. Check the vote totals against the official vote totals to catch erroneous election results.

Inside Edition, billboards & The Lincoln Project show voters how to report voter suppression.

Inside Edition, billboards & The Lincoln Project show voters how to report voter suppression.

How do you tackle rampant voter suppression? Thousands of citizen reporters exposing voting issues and getting them quickly to the press, officials and voting rights …

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Live map of voter suppression

Dirty tricks abound, what voter suppression looks like in 2020

This year, voter suppression is taking many forms, some conspicuous—from intimidation and long lines at polling places to strict ID requirements—and some hidden in the …

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Combat voter suppression. Data by the people, for the people to react quickly.

Combat voter suppression. Data by the people, for the people to react quickly.

Spot and combat voter suppression. Get the facts quickly to the public, journalists, influencers, lawyers and voting rights groups. Information that has been screened, provided …

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Lincoln Project: See Something, Say Something!

With just under three weeks left until the November 3rd election and early voting well underway in many states, The Lincoln Project is today beginning …

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Report voter intimidation with See Say 2020

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING about voter intimidation.

Federal law prohibits voter intimidation. How can voters report issues preventing them from voting or other election related irregularities in time to do something about …

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Searching for voter suppression incidents as they happen? Use these Twitter expert tips.

Searching for voter suppression incidents as they happen? Use these Twitter expert tips.

Analyzing tweets it is like drinking from a fire hydrant. New apps make it easier to analyze tweets to spot instances of voter suppression as …

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Crowdsource the collection of photos of poll tapes and their digitization with SeeSay 2020 to ensure fairer voting and reduce the risk of miscounted results.

Take a bite out of vote counting crime: Track the poll tapes!

Image credit: DFS “POLL TAPES are printed vote results from voting machines that are transferred to a central tabulator. This process can be used to …

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RIDE TO VOTE is a chatbot that matches voters who need a ride with volunteer drivers.

Souls to the polls. Chatbots connect voters with volunteer drivers by SMS and voice calls.

Need a free ride to the polls? Call or text (843) 890-2992 to be connected with volunteer drivers that are more than happy to get …

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Many felons have right to vote

Inform eligible felons about their right to vote

People are prevented from voting in many ways. Not informing eligible felons about their right to vote is an especially cruel one.

See Something, Say Something (SeeSay2020) converts voter reported cases of intimidation into real-time, actionable maps and alerts

Fight voter intimidation. See something, say something.

“Trump supporters seemingly attempting to physically intimidate voters and block them from a polling place in Fairfax, Virginia…” – Bipartisan Report Voter intimidation has no …

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Chatbots help Texas voters find their closest voting center by text or a phone call.

Looking for the closest Voting Center in Texas? Call or text this friendly chatbot.

Vote centers are an alternative to traditional, neighborhood-based precincts. Voters can cast their ballots at any vote center in the jurisdiction, regardless of their address. …

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Use crowdsourcing to collect information on early voting and drop box locations to make it easier for people to vote.

Florida early voting locations map. How to crowdsource information to help more people vote.

Information on when and where to vote improves voter turnout, but often hard to find. Organizers crowdsource early voting and dropbox locations and freely share …

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Maintain eye contact in your ZOOM presentations with the onscreen BigStage Teleprompter.

Communicate better on ZOOM. Keep eye contact with an on-screen teleprompter.

Make sure that your speech is up, easily accessible, and legible while you are live on zoom by using the Teleprompter App.

Remember to register your new address in order to vote after you've moved.

You’ve moved? Handy guide explains how to make sure you can still vote.

“Did you move this year? Do you plan to vote in the November election? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you need …

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NBA supports voting. A slam dunk!

NBA supports voting. A slam dunk!

So far, at least twenty one teams have agreed to work with local elections officials to make their home venues and arenas hold September voter …

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Fun events and easy to use maps to encourage early voting.

Hot dogs, music and early voting

Making early voting fun and easy. Turning out early voters in Indiana Vanderburgh County, Indiana has approximately 60,000 voters. The county has the third largest …

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Youth group launches multi-lingual, interactive video campaign on BigStage to get-out-the-vote

Youth group launches multi-lingual, interactive video campaign on BigStage to get-out-the-vote

Young Asian Americans for Biden-Harris use multi-lingual, interactive, and translative zoom features to get out the vote.

Suppression on the Reservation makes it harder for Native Americans to vote

Suppression on the Reservation makes it harder for Native Americans to vote

Barriers being placed to prevent Native Americans from Voting-by-mail Denying postal services to suppress Native American votes It’s despicable when Americans are prevented from voting …

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Be on guard against right wing operatives in disguise running political sting operations.

Don’t be conned! Ten safety tips against political sting operations.

Right wing undercover operatives aim to discredit voting by mail and shut down voter registration efforts in minority communities. Guard against dirty tricks with these …

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Ethnic minority groups in America form key voting groups

Trying to connect with ethnic minority voters? Find the right influencer with this free app.

Work with influencers that are already trusted by minority communities to help get messages out.

Maps to early voting locations and dropboxes.

Voting early? Checkout these maps of dropbox and early voting locations in NC and Michigan.

Early voting has started! Find the nearest early voting location or dropbox in North Carolina and Michigan with these free maps.

Use chatbots to conduct voter surveys

Conducting voter surveys is easier with a chatbot

How would they like to vote? By mail? Dropbox? In person? Conduct a survey to find out.

How to deliver powerful messages on video

How to deliver POWERFUL messages on video

It’s all about how you come across to your audience. These skills are more especially important with so much campaigning, fund raising, and volunteer recruitment …

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Thank you for your service

Trump has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades.

Death Counter App shows the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths using data from John Hopkins University.

COVID-19 Death Counter app tracks what really matters

The COVID-19 Death Counter app shows both coronavirus cases and deaths by county. The app is provided as a free public service and is refreshed …

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Early voting is a good choice as the U.S. Postal Service is being choked of resources in an effort to suppress the vote.

Don’t know where to vote early? Use these free apps to find out.

Voting is being made harder by choking the U.S. Postal Service. New apps help voters find early voting locations.

How to cut through the lies to build support for a better future. Race Class Narrative Action - Messaging Guide

Train protesters to better ‘frame’ issues to cut through the lies and control the narrative.

“While this literal battle rages—with tear gassing militias on one side and kneeling protestors on the other—the rhetorical one does as well.” – Race Class …

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Customizing your texts with useful details improves the response rate ad cuts costs.

Expert tips on writing text messages that get attention

Campaign texts have taken a turn from informative to downright annoying. So, how do you write a text that will grab someones attention, rather than …

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White Vigilantes Have Always Had A Friend In Police New data shows that far-right vigilantes, often with support from cops, have threatened protesters nearly 500 times since police killed George Floyd. Huffpost

Law and order in BLACK and WHITE.

Vigilante mobs suppressing peaceful protestors isn’t new in America. What’s new is how politicians are using social media to fan the flames to hold on …

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Chatbots text election related information to voters dealing with COVID-19, hurricanes, violence and voter supression.

COVID-19. Hurricanes. Violence. Chatbots get election info to voters through it all.

Chatbots get election-related information to voters coping with a pandemic, hurricanes, violence and voter suppression.

Fighting back against information warfare used to suppress voters

How to fight back when information is weaponized for voter suppression

Fight the weaponizing of voting information. Make it easier for voters to get information in a timely and convenient manner, in their preferred language by …

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Interactive video recruits Gen-Z poll workers

Interactive music video recruits Gen-Z poll workers

Young poll workers are needed as COVID-19 is a greater risk to seniors who typically staff polling centers. Gen-Z artists recruit the next generation of …

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Which rural communities will be ruined by the U.S. Postal Service being crippled?

The U.S. Postal Service is the lifeblood of many rural communities. Seniors, veterans and farmers will all suffer from cutbacks. Where will the cuts hurt …

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Billboard campaign uses relational organizing to encourage millennials to become poll workers and vote

Targeting millennials and Gen-Zs to vote and become poll workers “Millennials and GenZers make up 37% of the voting population. No one wins without our …

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Ten tips to make anyone a ZOOM pro

Ten tips to make anyone a ZOOM fundraising pro

Zoom is child’s play with these ten tips. 1. Test the technology Navigate technical issues before they happen to improve efficiency. Technical issues come hand …

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Campaigns save money with crowdsourced texting and help low-income American workers at the same time.

Save money. Do good. Crowdsource texting campaigns to low income American workers.

Campaigns save money with crowdsourced texting and help low-income American workers at the same time. A win-win solution.

Chatbots make it easy to conduct surveys during a pandemic.

How do they feel about absentee ballots? Conduct surveys faster for less money with chatbots.

Conducting surveys doesn’t have to be expensive nor time consuming. Even grassroots groups can now conduct their own customized surveys quickly for next to no …

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USPS s being crippled to stop people from voting.

USPS mailboxes removed. Twitter’s freaking out, should you be?

It is evident that Trump is trying to defund the USPS, but is the removal and locking up of USPS mailboxes something to freak out …

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Indian American group uses interactive video campaign to raise support for Kamala Harris

President Barack Obama raises is hands in ‘Namaste’ – a traditional Indian greeting.

Campus Election Engagement Project uses friend-to-friend influence to engage more college students in the election process.

Inspire college students to vote with friend-to-friend influence? There’s an app for that.

Encouraging college students to vote is harder than ever during a pandemic with many college campuses closed. Luckily, we have a successful solution.

Stream ZOOM events and fundraisers to YouTube and Facebook Live to reach more people

Livestream ZOOM meetings to YouTube & Facebook Live to reach larger audiences

Reach audiences across the internet by live streaming your next ZOOM meeting to Youtube and Facebook live.

RECLAIM OUR VOTE increases voter turnout among the underrepresented

Reclaim Our Vote increases turnout amongst voters of color with technology enabled volunteers.

Lost your unemployment benefits? Petition your senator to #SaveThe600.

Petition your senator to restore unemployment benefits that they cut during a pandemic. The Power Coalition uses Movement.Digital for their petition campaign and energize more …

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Zoom meetings stay live for ever

Miss that live virtual event? It’s your lucky day, it’s still going on.

Miss a live virtual ZOOM event? It’s your lucky day, it’s still going on. Let people who missed it watch and interact with a recording …

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Do voters even care about that issue? There’s a way to find out.

Google Trends is a free resource that shows which issues are important to voters in particular areas. A quick search on “Russian bounties” was a …

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2020 election poll worker shortage uncle sam poster

Want a fair 2020 election? Become a poll worker.

Without enough poll workers, voting locations close and lines stretch for hours. App shows how to become a poll worker.

President Obama’s eulogy used to get out the vote

President Obama’s eulogy to John Lewis inspires others to vote. How to bottle inspiration in campaign videos using free apps.

A classic infomercial.

Five lessons in fundraising from infomercials

How can you persuade people to donate more to your campaign while you have their attention? Here are five proven infomercial techniques:

Coronavirus Relief Bills

Infographic contrasts coronavirus relief proposals

Infographics help make sense of the latest Coronavirus bills.

How grieving moms use protests against police killings to recruit supporters

Convert attendees at your rallies into supporters in order to make a bigger impact. This is simple and affordable to do with new petitioning software …

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Mapping the spread of COVID-19 near Sinclair Broadcasting stations spewing Coronavirus conspiracy theories

Always consider the source especially when it concerns your health. Don’t believe everything you hear – especially if it comes a broadcast network with a …

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Republicans just don’t care. How to map the millions of families they’re about to make homeless during a pandemic.

Storytelling matters! Make your case simple, engaging and visual. Use the free StoryMaps app.

AOC speaks up against harassment – Not lost in translation

Everyone should get to hear important messages such as AOC’s speech on the harassment women face by powerful men. New software makes it fast and …

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How to create your own campaign videos for free at home

Candidates with little time and money can now create their own video ads using free software apps. Caption and translate the videos to reach more …

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Fundraising

Fundraise Better On ZOOM

Fundraising during a pandemic demands fresh thinking. Big Stage Online adapts ZOOM for virtual fundraisers.

Social media analysis of reaction to masked Federal agents abducting Portland protestors

Analyze social media in real-time to spot breaking events before the mainstream media cover it. Identify key influencers on the issue and the hashtags being used.

Human sacrifice

Interesting stories inform and inspire people to act. StoryMaps is a free digital storytelling app that makes complex issues easy-to-understand. It creates visual, interactive stories that are easy …

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HipHop Politics On The BigStage

Online political events and fundraisers customize widely used conferencing apps to make it easier to for viewers to respond.

Start a chain reaction

Extend campaign outreach with relational organizing. Supporters directly text messages from the campaign to their friends. VoteForce makes it fast, simple and affordable.

¡Yo hablo español, 中文 and हिन्दी too!

Caption and translate your videos to maximize their impact. New machine learning software makes it fast and affordable to translate thirty different languages.

Mapping the protests across America

Map the protests sweeping the nation with interactive apps to fully understand their scope, demands and who is taking part.

David vs Goliath in Kalamazoo

Free new apps level the campaign playing field against bigger opponents.

Don’t mess with Texas voters

Reclaim Our Vote uses volunteer powered P2P texting, chatbot helplines and smart maps to get out the vote in Texas.

Scan this to recruit volunteers

How to recruit supporters during a pandemic: Recruiting supporters at an event is hard. Lot’s of people, activity and little time. How can it be …

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Four innovations to get out the vote in Virginia

Reclaim Our Vote, a grassroots group in Virginia is innovating to get-out-the-vote in Virginia’s primary election. Its volunteers will text 32,000 voters in three Virginia …

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Voting. Georgia Style.

Georgia is truly special. Hours long lines to vote. Missing vote by mail ballots. $110 million spent on new voting machines. What gives?

Let The People Speak

Kalamazoo Commissioner Stephanie Moore mobilized community support for two proclamations on racism as a public health crisis and demanding an end to police brutality.

Use Petitions To Harness Outrage And Build Contact Lists With Free New App

Petition drives work, but the pandemic has forced organizing online which demands innovation. Existing petition systems are often expensive or make money by reselling the …

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Nationwide Map Of Police Brutality Created From Tweets

Police officers trample peaceful protestors in Houston. Police push 75 year old man to the ground and leave him bleeding in Buffalo. How can these …

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Three Free Safety Apps For Protestors

Police violence and digital surveillance shouldn’t be used to intimidate peaceful protestors. These free apps protect protestors exercising their First Amendment right to “assemble peaceably …

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More Police, Doctors Or Teachers?

Police budgets explode and prisons fill up. Coronavirus care and schools suffers. Voter suppression in black communities increases. How are the three connected? Tax payer …

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Convert Protestors Into Voters With Geofenced Ad Campaigns

Protesters teargassed as police disperse them near the White House. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP Protesting is good, but voting is even better. How do you target messages …

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Follow The Money To Understand Zuckerberg’s Actions

Why would Mark let Facebook be used for racist messages? Follow the money … Cut through lies and deception to find the truth by “following the …

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Record, Save And Share Videos Of Police Action With A Single Phone Command

Videos raise public awareness and hold public servants accountable for their actions. How do you record and share a video quickly in the middle of …

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NAACP Volunteers Use ‘Smart’ Texts To Reduce Lines At Georgia Voting Centers

Voters braving a pandemic, shouldn’t have to struggle to find their closest polling location. It’s easy for Georgia voters to get confused, and many end up …

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Hold Police Officers Accountable For Their Misconduct

How do police officers get away with terrible deeds? Police union contracts. Check The Police analyzes police union contracts that make it more difficult to …

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How To Track Twitter Trolls Promoting Racial Discord

How do trolls promote racial strife and violence on social media?  “Outsiders, extremists are among those fomenting violence in Twin Cities” – MPR. “The goal is …

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Convert Public Attention Into Supporters And Donations

How do you convert public attention and media coverage into supporters and donors? Use QR Codes.  Basics QR Codes are scannable codes that most phones can …

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How To Find Ballot Drop Boxes And Early Voting Locations In Georgia

Voters in Georgia’s June 9th election can return their absentee ballots at drop box without a stamp or any human contact. How do they find …

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Organize Workers Forced To Re-Enter COVID-19 Infected Facilities

Workers pressured back to work in dangerous conditions have a tough choice: their paycheck or their lives? How can they organize for safe working conditions and fair wages in such …

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COVID19 Death Sentence

Over 2 million people are imprisoned in America. Most of them are black or Hispanic and they are dying in the hundreds from the Coronavirus. …

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Who’s Against Heroes?

Politicians often vote against their voters’ interests. How can the public track what they’re voting for and let them know when they go wrong?  In this blog you’ll learn …

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Speak To Voters In Their Language

Asian American voters are the margin of victory in many key races. Make sure you message reaches the. Translate & caption your videos. In this blog …

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Musicians Power Virtual Fundraisers

Musicians and progressive campaigns are teaming to raise funds online with live streaming performances.    The Coronavirus has forced campaigns to innovate. How do you …

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Geotargeted Campaigns Mobilize Voters Struggling With The Coronavirus

Use geotargeting to reach those struggling with the Coronavirus. Geotargeting uses data collected from mobile apps to precisely target messages based on people’s activities and movements. For instance, patients visiting a …

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Who Lives? Who Dies?

Why do some black counties in Georgia have 20 times as many deaths as nearby white counties? What impact does voter suppression have on the healthcare provide to …

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Human Sacrifice To Corporate Greed

What’s behind the rush to re-open and force workers back to Coronavirus infested meatpacking plants? Who is pushing to shield corporations from their COVID19 liability? “McConnell is …

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Virus Free Voting

How can a virtual protest be organized during a pandemic? One where Congress gets to hear from real people?  A virtual protest #VirusFreeVoting is planned by Indivisible …

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Conduct Polls In A Pandemic? Use Chatbots.

Collecting accurate, timely information in a pandemic needs innovation. Mothers Of Hope uses chatbots to collect information from Kalamazoo residents about their Coronavirus care and census participation. The group encourages community …

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Givers & Takers

A pandemic is no time to play political games when people are dying. Mitch McConnell refused Federal aid to states that were Democrat, calling it a ‘Blue State Bailout’. …

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Will You Be Counted In The Census?

Image: Lumen5 How can marginalized groups be inspired to take part in the census during a pandemic? Sharvin Lee with Michigan Voices is experimenting with difference approaches. She created a …

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National Calendar Of Events Responding To The Coronavirus Pandemic

How can experts, volunteers and resources connect in a pandemic? NYC United Against Coronavirus (NYC UAC) shows how it can be done quickly and with few resources. …

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Visualizing 40,000 Deaths

Big numbers make it hard to fully grasp the size of a tragedy – such as the number of American deaths from the Coronavirus.  The facts …

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Your Money. Your Life.

Elections have consequences. So do tax cuts.  Make it easy for people to understand cause and effect with interactive visuals. We used StoryMaps (a free app) to …

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Make Sure Everyone Hears Your Message – Regardless Of Their Language.

Make sure every one get to hear your message regardless of their language. One out of five American speaks a language other than English at …

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Organize Gig Workers Digitally In A Pandemic

The pandemic has devastated gig workers. No unemployment insurance. No health insurance. Unsafe working conditions. How can gig workers organize to demand their rights when …

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Pandemic-Mode Voter Suppression

“Wisconsin’s holding of a primary during a pandemic is just the latest example of Republicans’ naked bid to keep power at all costs.” – The Guardian The …

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Statewide Michigan Indivisible Rapid Response To GOP Demand That Jeopardizes Lawmaker’s Lives

Michigan Republicans insist legislators vote in-person in the middle of a pandemic! “The vote will come a day after it was announced that State Rep. …

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Teach Your Children Well – At Home With These Free Apps And Games

Image: Inspired Teaching Free home education apps and resources to teach their children how to cope with pandemic induced anxiety.  Resources created by non-profits for …

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Is Coronavirus Testing Really Color Blind?

Image: Eddie Murphy “White Like Me” on SNL How evenly are different ethnic groups being tested for the Coronavirus? Mothers of Hope is a small non-profit in …

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Poor People’s VA Campaign Offers Local Coronavirus Newsfeed

How does a grassroots group with little funding keep locals informed of dangers and resources during a pandemic? How can vital information be quickly collected …

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Groups Connect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donors With Healthcare Providers.

Healthcare workers should not have to fear for lives because they lack personal protective equipment (PPE). These groups connect donors with workers to get them the equipment they …

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Vote by Mail. Leave No Voter Behind.

Voting by mail has worked well for years, but will be especially important in this pandemic. But how do voters without a computer or internet …

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Pandemic Land Grab

Why would the Trump Administration strip one of the oldest Native American tribes of its land during the Coronavirus pandemic? Activists decided to ‘follow the …

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Crowdsourced Infomap Helps Idaho Communities Prepare For Coronavirus

Accurate, timely information is valuable – especially while you’re preparing for a pandemic. Which stores have supplies you need? Which facilities open? Which offices are open at different …

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Coronavirus Guide. Mobile Training Delivered By Voice And Text.

Coronavirus safety training now available freely by phone. How can safety recommendations be shared with hard-to-contact groups in the middle of a pandemic? Technology designed …

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How Many Coronavirus Tests Has Your State Conducted?

“Testing is a key tool in limiting the spread of coronavirus. You need to know who has contracted the virus so those people can be isolated, …

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Bots Push To Overturn Roe V Wade Decision

Image adapted from Handmaid’s Tale & Terminator Protests rage as the Supreme Court reviews  a case that could could ‘render protections by Roe v Wade meaningless’. How …

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Coronavirus Atlas Map US Cases, Safety Tips And Official Response.

There are facts – and ‘alternative facts’.  A means to find the truth is needed when alternate facts put lives at risks.   Coronavirus Atlas is a free app …

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Group Uses Personal Video Testimonials To Encourage Use Of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.

Photo by Qim Manifester on Unsplash Make your videos more persuasive with personal testimonials. Video testimonials work but collecting them has been difficult for groups with limited time, …

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Activists Use GIFs To Demand Funding For CDC To Fight Coronavirus

  Reach more people, faster and for less money with a GIF. GIFs are just seconds long but get your message heard. They play automatically and engage viewers …

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Drive To Get Out The Vote.

People lose their vote when it’s hard for them to get to the polls. The elderly, disabled and low income voters in rural areas suffer the most.  How …

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No More Busy Signals

Don’t let hackers clog phone lines and block real callers. Use voicebots to guard against such attacks and streamline call handling. “Trump supporters clogged Iowa caucus …

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Hold Them Accountable

Voters struggle to connect how actions taken by politicians in service of their rich donors negatively affect their lives. Explain the connection and what they can …

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Don’t Zuck Up Democracy

Image adapted from the Economist Grassroots activists struggle to get heard against billionaires and corporations with their armies of lobbyists and PR experts. A free …

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Talk To Me

The disabled, poor, uneducated and senior citizens suffer from not knowing of healthcare cuts and new voting restrictions until it is too late to protest. …

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Community Oriented Political Outreach

How does a candidate with a small budget standout in a crowded field? Innovation. Seeyew Mo is running to represent S.F. Assembly District 19 at …

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Leave No Voter Behind

People in remote areas are often overlooked by the census and find it hard to vote. Many Americans in remote areas suffer because poor roads …

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Build Or Buy Campaign Software?

Elections have consequences. So do budget cuts. Mobilize voters on the issues that matter to them. People care when public safety is jeopardized by CDC funding cuts that …

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Tracking Twitter Trolls

Keep an eye on trolls activity and report harassment to Twitter. New apps make it easier and more affordable to monitor trolls. Who is behind the Twitter bots attacking …

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Triage voters for better results

Photo by Online Marketing on Unsplash Doctors triage patients. They divide patients into those who don’t need treatment, those beyond hope, and those they should …

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Pledge To Vote Cards Go Digital

Canvassers improve voter turnout with pledge to vote cards. Digital pledge cards work even better than printed ones. DemLabs and Deliver My Vote are testing digital Pledge …

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Five Free Apps For Better Canvassing

Trying to find the right campaign app when you’re tight on money and not tech savvy? Checkout the DemLabs site with over 110 solutions and Solution Guides like the …

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Free New App Streamlines Information Flow Against The Rush To War

  Streamlines  the flow of information against the rush to war with the free Wakelet app. Quickly collect, curate and share information for anti-war supporters with Wakelet. The app consolidates …

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Podcast Training Retreat For Women Changemakers

  Millions listen to podcasts but not enough are hosted and produced by women. How can we fix this? An exclusive Be Your Change workshop will train fifteen women to …

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Mission Accomplished – The Sequel

“Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it,” George Santanya. This parody video shows the similarities between the start of the last Iraq …

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Moscow Mitch Explains Impeachment In Russian

Spoof videos are weapons of mass persuasion.  They convert popular movie clips into political messages disguised as satire. The videos are inexpensive to make, but get millions of views as …

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We’re Not Lovin’ It

Image: Banksy Issues can be complicated. Relationship maps strip away the BS to show what’s really going on. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned a prior ruling making …

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I Will Be Heard

Photo by Mubarak Show on Unsplash There are two ways to hold onto power. Get more people to support you, or silence those who don’t. One way is …

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Young Activists Make The Best Storytellers

If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.Get to the table by engaging others to your side with story-telling. Young activists excel at …

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Three Free Apps To Create Campaign Videos With Just A Laptop

Fast news cycles demand a rapid response. Short videos work best, but how does a campaign with little money, time and video skills create a …

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Five Free Online Training Platforms To Training Volunteers And Organizers.

How do you train volunteers and staff the skills to be better activists and organizers? Especially when a range of skills have to be taught …

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Impeachment Web: Data Analytics Applied To Trace The People, Connections, Favors And Money.

Too much information is worse than too little. Facts get lost. Connections get overlooked. Data analysis converts information into meaningful insights. Background The impeachment hearings …

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Black Voters Matter Fund Innovates To Get-Out-The-Vote In Louisiana’s Election For Governor.

Getting out the vote is a campaign’s final drive push. The Black Voters Matter Fund ran a fast, frugal get-out-the-vote campaign in Louisiana’s election for …

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Supreme Court To Decide Future Of DACA. StoryMap Explains What’s At Stake.

Ending DACA and deporting 700,000 Dreamers will devastate families and cripple communities. People should understand what’s at stake as the Supreme Court reviews President Trump’s …

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App Immediately Translates Impeachment Testimony Into Videos In Different Languages.

Language should not be a barrier to knowing the facts. New software quickly and affordably translates and captions video clips for mass distribution. Background Most …

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The Beginner’s Guide To Running A Low-Budget, Geo-Targeted Political Ad Campaign.

Reach voters on their phones even if you don’t have their phone numbers with geo-targeting. Tips on running a smart, frugal campaign. Background “Bhuwan Pyakurel is …

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Map The Battlefield, Before You Launch Your Campaign.

Activists fight with limited resources against well funded political incumbents. They have to pick their targets strategically. Good mapping software can be the equalizer. Which …

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Online Training For Activists On How To Frame Issues To Build Support.

How do you get someone with very different beliefs to support your cause? Frame the discussion to align with their existing beliefs. Framing is an …

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How Was Your Voting Experience?

Long lines. Not enough ballots. Broken voting machines… Voter suppression thrives in the dark. How often is voting related mischief reported after an election? Why is it that …

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Does Your Congressperson Support The Impeachment Inquiry? Ask The Common Cause Chatbot On Facebook.

Politicians can run, but they cannot hide from where they stand on the impeachment inquiry. Common Cause’s new Facebook chatbot tells voters where their congressperson …

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Fighting The Good Fight? Make Sure To Pick The Best Apps.

Magic is a long shot. Bet on innovation instead.   Technology is the equalizer against bigger, better-funded opponents. Winning campaigns innovate faster. What holds back …

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The Iowa Caucuses: Analyzing What, Where And When The Candidates Doing?

Campaigns have to make the most of limited time, money and staff. What events should be held? Where? When? What are the other campaigns doing? …

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And The Award For The Most Creative Voter Suppression Scheme Goes To …

  Creativity should be recognized. Even if it is evil and killing democracy by suppressing votes. DemLabs is partnering with voting rights groups on ‘Voter …

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Wrong Polling Location Info Can Devastate Voter Turnout.

Mapping apps easily guide people to their destinations. Why then do voters often get sent to the wrong polling location?   Bad data on polling …

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Trying To Understand The Impeachment Inquiry? Use A Relationship Map Follows The Money.

Tracking a complex case of corruption? Use a relationship map to follow the money.   How to map a swamp It’s easy to get lost …

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New App Lets Progressive Volunteers Find Free Lodging With Local Supporters.

  Volunteers donate their time and energy to canvas and get-out-the-vote. But often they’re cash-strapped and need a place to stay. Supporters have lodging to …

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Betrayal Map: Why Are The Kurds Being Abandoned?

One day you’re a loyal American ally. The next you’re cannon fodder. What explains the sudden change in American policy towards the Kurds? Democracy Partners …

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Impeachment Inquiry Timeline. ‘Cut To The Chase’ With An Infographic.

Some issues are intentionally made confusing to distract people from the truth. Infographics cut to the chase. They combine facts, events, and videos into simple visuals …

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Bet On Winning Posts For Better Facebook Political Campaigns

Campaigns can’t avoid Facebook’s power to influence people. How can cash-strapped campaigns harness this power to reach more people? Follow the money: Facebook thrives on ad revenue. It keeps people engaged for …

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Black Voters Matter Uses Clips Of Policing In Video Campaign To Encourage People To Vote.

The outrage from incidents shared on social media soon disappears. People are jaded and don’t vote because the outcome doesn’t improve their lives. How can social …

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Activists Innovate With Free Apps To Alert Supporters Of Rallies, Town-Halls And Canvassing Drives.

Coordination makes all the difference – especially when time and resources are tight. Thousands of people taking part in hundreds of events, organized by dozens of groups. Where …

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Persuasion To Go. Voting Rights Group Uses Billboards To Get Out The Vote In North Carolina.

Billboards work. They’re persuasive and cost effective. Here’s how Center For Common Ground used billboards in North Carolina-3 to increase voter turnout in the recent special election. Results Cost of …

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Lessons From Black Voters Matter Geofenced Get-Out-The-Vote Mobile Ad Campaign In NC.

Geofenced mobile ads reach more people with better precision for less. Black Voters Matter campaign in North Carolina’s special election put the approach to good use. African American voters are important …

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Grassroots Group Harnesses Consumer Spending To Local Businesses Supporting The Community.

Money talks. And it walks. Every purchase is a vote of support for that business. A consumer boycott is a vote against firms that live off the community but give …

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How Small Adversaries Overwhelm Superpowers With Cyber Warfare And Disinformation Campaigns.

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun Tzu. Instead of the bullets and tanks used in conventional war, …

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How Indivisible Michigan Uses Advanced Software To Coordinate Activities To Flip Swing Districts.

Planning makes all the difference – especially when you’re underfunded. Grassroots groups make a bigger impact with better software. StateWide Indivisible of Michigan (SWIM) is …

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Multimedia App Explains Money At Play In Blocking Gun Control Reform.

Short TV segments don’t explain complex issues well. How can sustained public support for gun control be built, when mass shootings are soon forgotten and politicians obfuscate? It’s …

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New Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powered App, Coaches You To Become A Better Public Speaker.

A very few of us are naturally, gifted public speakers. The rest of us need to practice. Technology can now coach activists, organizers and candidates to become …

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A Free Canvassing App To Get Out The Vote When You Have No Budget And Limited Time.

Native American voters are the margin of victory in many key races. Vast distances, scarce funds and a legacy of voter suppression makes it hard to get …

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App Helps Florida Residents Track Hurricane Dorian And Explains How Cuts To FEMA Will Hurt.

App tracks storm in real-time to help Florida residents prepare for Hurricane Dorian. How will the $155 million cut to FEMA disaster-relief funds hurt? What is behind the cuts? …

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Personal Data: Political Persuasion. How Consumer Data Is Sold To Campaigns To Better Target Voters.

Collecting and selling personal data to businesses is a big industry. Political campaigns are increasingly using the same data.  Campaigns rely heavily on voter files for targeting. Many …

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How To Enrich The Voter File With Other Data Sources For Better Results.

Use the best tool(s) available. It’s no different in campaigns. Enrich the Voter File with other data sources for better results. Smarter targeting and  canvassing. Better results in fund raising and finding unregistered …

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What’s In Common Between The Contaminated Water Crisis In Flint, Newark And Baltimore?

What do Flint, Newark and Baltimore all suffering from lead-contaminated water have in common? Their disasters are distinct, but share a common thread. How can the cause be explained vividly in order to …

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Worried About Your Child’s Well Being If You’re Deported? There Is An App For That.

  How will your children be taken care of if you’re deported? How should a community prepare for an ICE raid? What are the latest …

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American Soybean Farmers Suffer From Tariffs On China. StoryMap Explains The Issue.

Why would the Chief of the US Department of Agriculture mock farmers hurt by trade wars as ‘Whiners’? A volunteer research team found that farmers’ suffering was both real and widespread. “Net …

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Disinformation Primer: Using The Overton Window To Change What’s Acceptable.

Banning muslims? Putting kids in cages? A president for life? How is the public manipulated to tolerate such extreme steps? How can the range of …

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Companies Profit By Hiring Prison Labor & Undocumented Workers.

“Hundreds of Their Workers Were Arrested in Mississippi ICE Raids, But No Employers Have Been Charged Yet.” – TIME reported. Important issues are skimmed and soon forgotten. Most …

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App Converts Phones Into Walkie-Talkies. Ideal For Managing Rallies Without Cell Service.

Large crowds can swamp cell tower capacity. Natural disasters and other groups can disrupt cell coverage at a rally. Rally organizers need to plan for all contingencies. They need a …

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Group Mounts Social Media Video Campaign To Block Redevelopment Of African-American Community.

Make the Road Nevada is fighting in solidarity with Windsor Park residents as the City of North Las Vegas is proposing to sell 80% of the land …

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Time Lapse Map Shows The Growing Epidemic Of Mass Shootings And Domestic Terrorism.

The true horror of mass shootings is lost as the media moves to the next tragedy and politicians stall with platitudes. The outrage dissipates. How can the danger from gun …

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Volunteers Crowdsource Research On Moscow Mitch’s Connections, Contributors And Foreign Friends.

Why would the Senate Majority Leader block a measure to strengthen US election security? A small team of volunteers researched possible forces behind Moscow Mitch’s decision. They researched publicly available information to uncover …

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Mobilizing Citizens To Prevent Cuts To The Food Stamp Program. Technology For A Rapid Response.

The Trump administration is planning to cut the Food Stamp program. This would eliminate SNAP benefits for 3.1 million individuals and take free school meals away from the children …

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Moscow Mitch blocks bills to strengthen election security. How to use technology to follow the money and connections behind his decision.

A single image often captures the truth better than dozens of reports. Technology now makes it easy to design network maps that reveal the motives and connections behind an action. We …

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As State Close Down Clinics, ACN Uses New Apps To Help Women Find The Nearest One Still Open.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for patients to get care as more and more reproductive healthcare clinics are forced to shut down. Families are being forced to travel further, spend more, and take more …

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Who Profits From The Private ICE Detention Center Boom? Mapping This Swamp To Expose Money’s Role.

Dangerous creatures hide and thrive in swamps. It isn’t easy to understand what goes on in swamps – real or political. Details are concealed. Motivations are masked. People …

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Who Profits From The Opioid Epidemic? Free App Maps Connections & Contributions To Follow The Money.

“Follow the money”, Deep Throat advised reporters investigating the Nixon Watergate scandal. The advice is still apt and applies to many issues including the opioid crisis. But it’s harder …

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Rapid Response To ICE Raids In Las Vegas With Community Sourced Video Campaign.

A rapid community response is needed for imminent threats. Make The Road Nevada (MTRN) a grassroots group, decided to ask community members for video comments about a single …

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Western Native Voice Uses Free App To Organize Native American Communities.

Organizing Native American communities is challenging. Tribal lands span hundreds of square miles often without internet or cell coverage. Community members often use mailboxes instead of a street address …

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Think Outside The (Mail)Box. Virginia Candidate Uses Voter File For Targeted Mobile Ad Campaign.

People respond more to their phones than letters. It’s time for campaigns to think outside the (mail)box. An insurgent campaign in Virginia is innovating to try to unseat the …

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New Map Highlights ‘Hard To Count’ Communities That May Be Left Out Of The Census.

The 2020 census will be different. It’s counting on more people to complete census questionnaires online to reduce the need for field workers. This hurts communities without dependable internet …

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Ten Security Tips From Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protestors For Activists In The ‘Land Of The Free’.

Protestors in Hong Kong have shown that it is possible to organize in a tightly monitored and censored environment. They offer ten practical security tips a free online handbook. …

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Free canvassing app for voter registration & census turnout – works without internet access.

Many rural communities suffer from a lack of connectivity. It’s harder to stay informed, benefit from online services, locate polling locations, vote and take part in the census. Organizers struggle to …

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Free app simplifies canvassing and makes it affordable for even small grassroots groups.

Some people drive fancy cars. Others bike. It all depends on your destination and budget. Canvassing is the same. A lack of funds holds back some campaigns from …

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Skill For Good: Matches digital storyteller volunteers with non-profits using an ‘Uber-like’ model.

Ride-sharing services like Uber make it convenient to get a ride by quickly matching passengers with nearby drivers. Why is it so hard to match …

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How does your audience feel? Find out with an instant poll using the free DirectPoll app.

How does your audience feel about an issue or candidate? A quick poll is best way to find out but hard to manage in a noisy, densely packed room. A count of hands is easy but error-prone. Paper questionnaires …

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The Florida League Of Women Voters Mobilizes To Help ‘Returning Citizens’ Regain Their Right To Vote.

“In November, a supermajority of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to former felons who’ve completed their sentences. Florida legislature advanced a bill that will strip …

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A Free Peer-To-Peer Canvassing App. How To Use Existing Apps For Fast, Frugal Innovation.

Personal connections make a big difference. Especially in peer-to-peer canvassing where volunteers encourage their friends to register to vote. How can volunteers be equipped to easily collect details for …

A Free Peer-To-Peer Canvassing App. How To Use Existing Apps For Fast, Frugal Innovation. Read More »

Rapid Response. Virginia Candidate Uses Current Events To Focus Attention On What Really Matters.

A gunman walked into a government office building in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Friday, May 31 and murdered 12 people. The incident quickly faded from the news as …

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Advocates install a ‘breathing billboard’ to rally public support for curbing air pollution.

How do you draw public attention to a deadly, but invisible killer? Jhatkaa works on social justice issues including how to build public support to curb air pollution. Their recent campaign …

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As Alabama Legislators Close Abortion Clinics, Chatbot Jane Sees Surge In Searches Out-Of-State.

Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in Alabama “These bills essentially ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected, usually about six weeks into pregnancy, a …

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Recording a video to shine a light on injustice? Do it right for maximum impact with these expert tips.

Photo of Leisha Evans taken by Jonathan Bachman for Reuters from Wikipedia A powerful image can tell a full story without a single word. Organizers, however, often lack the skills …

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Harness public outrage through Facebook petitions to fundraise and build lists.

Public outrage is both powerful and fleeting. Convert the outrage to also fund raise and build lists for long term change. It is simple with apps that combine the reach of Facebook petitions and the …

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Get Your Message Heard Without Breaking The Bank. A Workshop For Underfunded Campaigns.

Necessity is the mother of invention. So is lack of funding. Underfunded campaigns need new ways to compete against better funded opponents. Technology can level the playing field, but awareness …

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Lessons From How The NRA Quickly Mobilizes Its Members For Maximum Political Power.

“The NRA activates its membership when elected officials are facing gun-related legislation, resulting in phone calls and emails and letters to Congress”, reports NBC: “How …

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Get your actions more publicity with highlight videos made from the Facebook Live stream.

Organizers use Facebook Live to stream videos of their actions, but their audience is often limited to just those who can watch it all. Short highlight clips make …

Get your actions more publicity with highlight videos made from the Facebook Live stream. Read More »

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Virginia Candidates Create Issue-Specific Campaign Videos With Free, Innovative App.

“There is an 80% increase in the time spent on watching videos … 45% of the people surveyed in North America said they expect to watch even more videos …

Virginia Candidates Create Issue-Specific Campaign Videos With Free, Innovative App. Read More »

Target ads with geographic info on people’s movements and the places they’ve visited.

Farmers use digital tags to monitor their livestock. Advertisers have it easier. People voluntarily carry tags that constantly report their position and activity: mobile phones. Geomarketing …

Target ads with geographic info on people’s movements and the places they’ve visited. Read More »

Free Campaigning and Organizing How-To Guides

Up your game with this library of free campaigning and organizing ‘how to’ guides.

Grassroots organizing changes constantly with new tactics and apps. How can the lessons learned on one campaign be quickly shared with other progressive groups? Blueprints for Change converts know-how from campaign organiziners …

Up your game with this library of free campaigning and organizing ‘how to’ guides. Read More »

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Make Your Point Clear. Create Infographics Easily With This Free App.

It’s hard to quickly explain the scope of corporate welfare and how to bring it under control. How can the case for reform be presented in a simple, engaging manner? Infographics convert complex …

Make Your Point Clear. Create Infographics Easily With This Free App. Read More »

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They only listen to their own voters. Use geocoding to mobilize better and focus supporters’ energy.

Elected officials only listen to their own voters. So it’s essential for campaigns need to direct their supporters to lobby the right official. How can this be done with …

They only listen to their own voters. Use geocoding to mobilize better and focus supporters’ energy. Read More »

Campaign videos made easy. Free app includes thousands of video clips, photos & soundtracks.

Video campaigns on social media are proven effective. But many candidates can’t afford them due to the high costs and specialized skills needed to produce good …

Campaign videos made easy. Free app includes thousands of video clips, photos & soundtracks. Read More »

Create Your Own Campaign Videos LEGO-Style. It’s Fast, Flexible And Free.

Image by Bruno Glätsch from Pixabay. “LEGO®is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies”. Cars at the turn of the century were custom made …

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Let Voters Tell You Directly What They Care About With Real-Time Crowdsourcing.

Sean Frame is running for Congress in CA-4 against a well funded incumbent. He’s trying a new way to engage voters and raise funds. He is …

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Midwest Academy Online strategic campaign training for Organizers.

The Midwest Academy has trained over 25,000 grassroots activists. Heather Booth founded the Academy in 1973 to train leaders fighting for social, economic and racial justice. It has played …

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Who are they, really? Find out with these free apps.

Campaigns can be devastated by opponents pretending to be volunteers and donors. These ten free background research services help reveal the truth. It’s advisable to first test the …

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David vs Goliath. Rookie Virginia candidate uses free apps in challenge to powerful incumbent.

In a modern day version of David vs Goliath, a rookie candidate uses high tech stones to challenge a powerful incumbent. The ending has yet to be written… Herb Jones a …

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Is your campaign a gas guzzler? Cut costs and go further with free apps.

“Fundraise! Money is like gas for your campaign”, candidates are advised. How many miles to the gallon (MPG) does your campaign get? Are the funds you work hard …

Is your campaign a gas guzzler? Cut costs and go further with free apps. Read More »

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The Camera Is Mightier Than The Sword. Nine Progressive Film Makers Revealing The Truth.

The truth shall set you free. A good video cuts through noise to show what’s really going on. And to inspire people to take action. …

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Two Free Mapping Apps To Better Target Campaigns

Winning campaigns want to focus their resources and efforts to maximize impact. The challenge is where to focus for the most votes and what issues to …

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Beware Of Free Gifts. How Hackers Use Social Media To Profile And Trick Their Victims.

Who says there is no point in reading the classics? North Korean hackers adapted the Trojan Horse to hack Chile’s entire ATM network. An unsuspecting employee at a company …

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Use this free app to create your own high-quality campaign videos

We love solutions that let more deserving candidates run for office. We really love apps, that are free and easy-to-use. Candidates struggle to produce campaign videos when they are tight on time and money. …

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How To Find And Mobilize Voters With Geo-Fenced Mobile Ads

Where and when someone goes reveals a lot about them. Savvy marketers use these clues to target their ads. Mobile apps report their user’s location so they can …

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Build opt-in text lists by helping people with their issues.

There is no red poverty. Nor blue poverty. Campaigns can engage more people by addressing the issues that really matter to them, and collect information about them in the process. Campaigns …

Build opt-in text lists by helping people with their issues. Read More »

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Enough of old, male and pale. Let’s train more campaign staff of color.

Genny Castillo & Ashley Robinson – Co-founders, The BLUE Institute. “Lack of minority staffers threatens to hobble 2020 Democrats. If you don’t have any people …

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Innovations For Persuasive Digital Storytelling.

No one gets it right the first time. It’s how fast we learn and adapt that matters. DemLabs partners with campaigns to innovate better ways of digital persuasion. Following is the process we …

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8 Highly Effective Training Resources for Organizers

Photo by Miguel Henriques on Unsplash “Change requires more than righteous anger. It requires a program and organizing, which is the only way to bring about lasting change”, …

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Work with the news cycle for better press coverage.

Photo by Kristel Hayes on Unsplash Sailors know sailing with the wind and tide gets them further with less effort. Aligning your story with the news cycle can …

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Making friends and influencing people in Silicon Valley? Use a local connector.

Local connections make all the difference. Especially in Silicon Valley. Get a head start with a local partner to guide you and create connections. Innovation …

Making friends and influencing people in Silicon Valley? Use a local connector. Read More »

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2020 Census: Let’s count everyone.

Who do you trust for advice? Probably someone you already know who shares your values and concerns. How can such trust encourage more people to take …

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A smart way to find addresses of people to persuade.

Ready. Aim. Fire. Accurate targeting matters. That’s why businesses spend billions for the best data to target their outreach. It’s the same with campaigns: data quality will …

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Free resource to locate potential swing voters (and more)

Finding swing voters is hard. Locating people with specific traits, has typically required money, time and technical skills – putting it out of the reach …

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Speaking truth to power – Through digital storytelling.

Powerful corporations hire marketing experts and lobbyists to push their agenda. How does a small community group get the truth heard in such an uneven fight? Here …

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See something, say something using technology to report voting problems

The midterm elections showed the need to expose voter problems in real time, on election day, in time to do something. We need a new …

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‘Sí, Se Puede’. Spanish-Speaking Chatbots Offer Voter ID Advice.

Voter ID regulations can be confusing – especially when English isn’t your first language. They vary by state and often change at short notice. How can …

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See something. Say something. Especially at polling centers.

“See something – Say something”. We see this at airports and on public transportation. So why not do the same while we are trying to …

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Where’s the rally?

Uber can immediately match passengers with drivers nearby. Their technology works. So why is it so hard to easily find out about rallies and events …

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Use the news cycle to amplify your marketing

Winning marketing campaigns successfully surf the wave.  The message goes further with less effort. Marketing campaigns aligned with the news, increase the odds of getting picked up …

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Leave no voter behind

Many people don’t vote because they can’t get to their polling center. Several groups offer rides, but requesting a ride is often the bottleneck. Many rural voters have neither internet access nor …

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A better way to collect videos for your campaign

Personal stories cut through indifference and can drive people to act. They’re especially powerful when shared as videos on social media. This Everytown For Gun Safety video is compelling – and …

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Customized campaign videos made simple

Campaign videos work, but many campaigns have neither the budget nor the expertise to create their own. Ideally a single campaign video could be adapted for …

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Fight fire, with fire.

It’s ironic: the same technology companies use to slash their workforce is also being used to organize workers demanding fair treatment. Automation is eliminating jobs …

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Let’s please keep it civil

How many Facebook discussions are hijacked by trolls? Bots flood discussions with hundreds of messages, drowning out real participants. How can conversations be kept civil in …

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What’s your story?

Attention spans are shorter. Complex issues have to be simplified and told persuasively to get people to act. Videos are engaging and informative, but they aren’t interactive. Infographics …

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Micro Target Your Canvassers

Uber does it. Lyft does it. Send drivers to where there’s known demand – rather than going to the same old locations as many cabs do. …

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Micro-targeting made simple

“GoFundMe raises thousands to place billboard of Trump’s anti-Cruz tweet in Texas”. Where exactly should you place a billboard to reach the people you want to target? …

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Reach more people

Just as with any interaction, people respond better when you speak their language and reply personally to their questions. How’s this done online with thousands …

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What I learned at DEFCON about voting machine hacks

Hackers, corporate IT professionals, and three letter government agencies all converge on Las Vegas every summer to absorb cutting edge hacking research at DEFCON. The Vote Hacking Village with a focus …

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Don’t talk to strangers

Don’t talk to strangers. Especially if they’re sending you phishing emails.  Hackers trick you into opening phishing emails by pretending to be from a trusted source. This often starts …

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We’re on the warpath

Five million Native Americans live in battleground states such as Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada and North/South Dakota. They could have a big impact in the midterms – if they voted. But …

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East meets West

DC and Silicon Valley are thousands of miles apart – in more ways than one. But when the two connect, good things happen. Voter Participation Center …

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Where’s my prescription?

“An Arizona women was suffering a miscarriage and her pharmacist refused to fill her prescription because he decided that his beliefs were more important than what she …

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Check the fine print

Donations are just one way to support the causes you believe in. Programmers with more creativity than cash, can support their values by restricting how their software can …

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From Russia with love.

Phishing attacks have blown up many Democratic campaigns and are still widely used to steal log-in credentials. Consider Google’s free Advanced Protection service to safeguard your data. And if you still think you’re safe, …

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Alexa, what ID do I need to vote?

Over 25 million eligible voters lacking the right Voter ID may be prevented from voting. And getting an acceptable ID in thirty four states with Voter ID laws is both confusing and …

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They don’t want you to vote

The Supreme Court just ruled aggressive purging of voter rolls. “States can now kick people off the rolls if they skip a few elections and …

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Jon’s Getting It Done.

When you have a solid track record of results, let the facts speak for themselves. The Tester campaign just launched an interactive StoryMap to highlight …

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Join The Search Party For Fifty Million Unregistered Voters

There are FIFTY million unregistered voters in America! The number of voters is being threatened with voter roll purges and restrictive voter ID policies. Every …

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All Votes Count. Some Just Count More Than Others.

The right to vote is under attack. Confusing requirements and other hurdles are designed to discourage specific groups from voting. And turnout drops with voter suppression, as the 2016 election …

All Votes Count. Some Just Count More Than Others. Read More »

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You’re suddenly stopped for questioning…

People get stopped for questioning anywhere these days – speaking Spanish in Montana or resembling someone in Oregon. Others encounter sexual harassment, racial discrimination, voter …

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Is your Voter ID acceptable?

11% of voting-age U.S. citizens don’t have a current government-issued photo ID. That’s roughly 25 million voters in 34 states who don’t have an acceptable …

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Let’s talk about values

When Super Bowl ads are more compelling than campaign messages, we have a problem. How can we appeal to people’s values across the political spectrum? …

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It All Starts With Training

Training new campaign volunteers is hard. They’re often remote, pressed for time and difficult to schedule. Online learning platforms are affordable and offer training on demand. Campaigns struggle to train volunteers as in-person training …

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Knock. Knock. Who’s there?

FedEx does it. Uber does it – optimize delivery routes with better software.How can campaigns up their game so canvassers spend less time walking and more time talking with people? …

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Show AND Tell

Attention spans are short. Your call to action has to be clear and compelling. You should both show & tell. Story Maps can help. They combine facts, figures and timelines into a …

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Oppo Research Done Right

Good oppo research requires experience and manpower – two things in short supply. A new group meets these needs by combining the savvy of campaign veterans with the energy of online volunteers. This lowers …

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Don’t Mess With Seniors

Why is it so hard for some seniors to vote? Could the locations of polling centers be influencing turnout? You make the call. Case Study We decided …

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“Innovation”

There is a better way. But it’s hard to find when you’re busy. That’s where DemLabs comes in. We test new apps in campaigns and …

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Getting Arms To The Front Lines

Why do so many progressive campaigns in the real world still use yesterday’s technology? Campaigns over-spend on out-of-date software. Startups struggle to get new apps to …

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What Your Campaign Can Learn From Starbucks

The success or failure of a new store depends on how close it is to its best customers. In the “old days”, the placement of …

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This Little Light Of Mine

2018!  It’s finally “midterm election” year and DemLabs is geared up with some New Ways to Win!  We are excited to introduce you to a …

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How to Use Facebook to Nudge Low Propensity Voters to the Polls

Low-propensity voters are an elusive target, but they’re often the margin for victory. Could sales techniques on social media be applied to increase LP voter …

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Open Media Project Increases Government Transparency with Technology

A naive and idealistic man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t …

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How Tech Activists Harness Purchasing Power to Bring About Change

Money talks. Companies listen when millions of customers boycott their products and services. Peaceful, economic mass-protests aren’t new. Gandhi and Martin Luther Kings Jr. used …

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Is Open Source the Transformative Solution for Activism?

Organizing public rallies really is rocket science. A successful launch needs careful planning and good software. Especially when highly vocal users are involved! How well …

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Resisting? Running for office? Get trained online, you will.

Darkness is in the air. The Rebel Alliance is hopelessly outmatched. The Empire terrorizes the galaxy. The rebels train to fight back. The ‘force’ is …

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Designing a Facebook campaign to advocate for better opioid care

It’s 1943 and the German air superiority has devastated the Allied forces. The Allies lack the planes to fight the Luftwaffe directly. The U.S. Army Air …

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – It’ll be Computerized

Imagine that you have millions of supporters eager to help your cause. You only have a few weeks to get organized and hardly any existing …

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